Justice vineyard sits on a ridge known as Holmes Gap, rolling southeast at 550 feet in elevation. The Van Duzer winds rip through the gap as they funnel their way east. As a result of this uninhibited exposure, the fruit ripens slowly, developing rich and complex flavors while retaining its focused acidity. The Pinot noir block sits directly next to the Walter Scott Winery on an outcropping of rocky Nekia clay soils. The vines were planted in 2000 and impart the subtle intensity that you only get from established vines.
The 2021 Justice Pinot noir is stratified with layers of sweet red roses, delicate red fruit and leather aromatics. The palate is dense and brooding with forest floor, plum skins, tobacco leaf and amaro notes, beautifully integrated with the ripe elegant tannins and the lengthy finish one expects from 20-year old vines.
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