One of the more delicate wines in the lineup, the 2010 Pinot Noir Bloom’s Field possesses lovely aromatic complexity, but less depth in its fruit to back it up. Today, the Bloom’s Field appears to be best suited for near and mid-term drinking given its moderate overall depth. Winemaker Sashi Moorman crafted the Bloom’s Field from fully destemmed fruit. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020.
The aromas are vibrant and piercing, evocative of small alpine red berries and freshly ground exotic spices and the palate offers precise, delineated flavors. The persistent finish shows excellent tension and features hints of ocean spray, unsweetened cocoa, salty olives and freshly crushed bay leaves.
Due to its exposure to the cold winds of the Pacific, Bloom’s Field Vineyard is one of the coolest vineyard blocks at Evening Land Vineyards. Swan, Calera and Mt. Eden clones were planted in red, iron-rich clay loam soils and produce very small clusters that average 1.5 ounces. The berries are cold soaked and maceration is slightly extended at the end of fermentation to lend additional structure.