2018 Evesham Wood
Pinot Noir Mahonia Vineyard
2018’s growing-degree day total of close to 2300 misleads our expectation of the wines and highlights the difficulties of using it to describe this year from that. (For comparison the 2016 and 2017 vintages were 15% warmer than the 30y average and just below 2600.) The last vintage that was in this range was 2012. The wines are richly hued and densely packed with tannin and concentration. If it weren’t for the wines’ brimming acid you’d definitely expect them to be from a very warm vintage.
This shows 2018’s typical richness with densely-packed red berries and stone fruit with layers of savor and spice. There’s plenty of verve and detail in its expanse with a structure that is still a quite firm. In a word: youthful.
175 cases produced.