Vineyard: Lichen Estate

OwnersAnna-Lucia Benitez Stewart, Douglas Ian Stewart
AppellationAnderson Valley
Story30,000 vines in just over 7 acres farmed organically.
Dates Planted2008
Aspect15% to 35% southeast facing slopes.
SoilsWolfey-Bearwallow complex, sandstone derived, well-drained. 10-40 inches of loamy topsoil.
VarietiesPinot Gris, Pinot Noir
Clones667, Martini 13, Pommard, Wädenswil
Rootstock101-14, 161-49, 420A
Trellis SpacingMeter by meter

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NV NV Lichen Estate Solera Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.65% alc., 134 cases, $48. Harvest Brix 22.4º-24.6º. This wine features the “solera” approach common in Sherry to this multi-vintage blend. Combination of first Estate harvest of two barrels in 2011, six barrels of 2012 Estate, and four barrels of 2013 Estate. 5 to 6-day cold soak, 2 to 5-day extended maceration, aged in French oak. · Light rhubarb color in the glass. Scent of oak-kissed cherries and spice echoed on the palate. Light and delicate, but with good flavor intensity, bright acidity, and a finish featuring plenty of cherry and spice goodness. Score: 89. Reviewed July 28, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 Lichen Estate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., 164 cases, $65. From 7 acres of estate vines planted in 2008 and farmed organically. Four clones (Martini, Wädenswil, Pommard and 667) on three rootstocks. First substantial crop. Harvest Brix 22.4º-24.6º. 5 to 6-day cold soak, 2 to 3-day extended maceration. Aged 17 months with batonage during the first 9 months. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Demure aromas of red cherry, mocha and sandalwood lead to a very light and elegant, even dilute, palate featuring cherry, raspberry and complimentary oak flavors. This wine has soft tannins and is rather ephemeral, but lacks excitement. Score: 88. Reviewed July 28, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »