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Folk Machine Central Coast Pinot Noir


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Vintage: 2021
Region: Central Coast, California
Viticulture: Organic
Grape varieties: 100% Pinot Noir

Folk Machine Central Coast Pinot Noir was gently extracted during fermentation and pressed early, leading to an exceptionally pretty and standout vintage.

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About Folk Machine Central Coast Pinot Noir

Folk Machine Central Coast Pinot Noir was gently extracted during fermentation and pressed early to further minimize extraction leading to a quite pretty and standout vintage. The wine is elegant and lean but quintessentially California Pinot Noir with ethereal fruit and spice. Ago-to choice to serve with almost any food, fun to drink, and not budget busting.

The 2021 Central Coast Pinot Noir is a blend of Mission Ranch (Arroyo Seco) and Cedar Lane (Arroyo Seco). The wine is primarily a Pommard clone, but also 2a, and some Dijon 115 and 777 for fruit and jamminess. Aged in 2-6-year-old French oak burgundy barrels. The various lots were harvested in the 22 Brix range and fermented whole berry. The primary fermentation was uninoculated, and the malolactic fermentation was spontaneous. Not racking, keeping the wine on the lees with occasional battonage until bottling to round out the mouthfeel.

About Hobo Wine Company

From the winery:

18 years come with some perspective, right or wrong, good or bad. This started with two barrels of Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, no business plan, no real idea of how the wine world works, and kind of just reckless abandon because consequences weren’t something we were aware of. Fast forward to now, and we have 1000 barrels or more, no business plan, only a vague idea of how the wine world works, and enough responsibility to provide many a sleepless night. We hope we have learned a few things, though.

1. We are fortunate. I drink whenever I want, day or night, under the guise of “work,” and it is a legit claim.

2. We are fortunate. We love wine, vineyards, and community and how they all interconnect, and we have spent our lives exploring the connection between the three.

3. We are fortunate. Customers who share our values, sensibility, and taste have supported us, what we do, and who we are. This is more than fortunate; this is a blessing.

After nearly two decades, this thing, from an aerial view, is two things: Winemaking, a craft, maybe an art, definitely an expression, an egocentric place to have an opinion, and: the wine business, a sometimes shrewd, a sometimes cynical, a sometimes amazing, and always a reality check. The two are co-dependent but not inseparable. Sometimes, we make winemaking decisions, and sometimes with responsibility and pseudo-maturity weighing on us inevitably, we make business decisions. We are happy when the two align, and the decisions are easy, and we are torn, struggling, stressed, and uncertain when they don’t.

So, why? Simply, we don’t know how to do anything else, and we don’t want to learn. We have spent our adult lives pursuing one pursuit, one dream, one way of being. Anything else, anything less, would be a sacrifice, the worst kind of compromise, and personal failure. The 21st century has given us the luxury to believe that we are entitled and deserve to love what we do. We bought into this kind of individual worth, self-fulfilling prophecy sort of thinking so full-heartedly that there is absolutely no turning back. The wine world is stuck with Hobo, and so are you.