2018 NoumenonRegular price$10000 $100.00
A noumenon is an object or event that exists independently of human sense and/or perception - the "thing-in-itself". It is not a result of observation, sense, or perception.
Dovecote's flagship wine adheres to this philosophy of "that which is" and is only made from fruit that is able to become wine with no inter vention: 100% native yeast from the vineyard, spontaneous fermentation, and a perfect balance of sugars and acids. It is the purest expression of the land from which it comes.
Noumenon is a select blend of the most unique, expressive, and age-worthy Syrah barrels in our winery. It is only released when a vintage yields fruit that produces a subset of outstanding barrels that justify this separately bottled wine.
In 2018, just a single barrel was selected to bottle into Noumenon.
- Alcohol 14.6%
- Vintage 2018
- Varietal 100% Syrah
- Vineyard Thompson Vineyard
- Appellation Alisos Canyon
- Vine Age 2018
- Clone Estrella River
- Rootstock Own
- Soil Sand and flint over limestone
- Farming Sustainable
- Climate Cool I/II
Established in 1990, Thompson Vineyard lies just inland from California’s windswept Central Coast on the eastern side of the cool San Antonio Creek Valley in Northern Santa Barbara County. It rests within the Alisos Canyon corridor where transverse mountain ranges flood the area with daily fog and ocean air, extending chilly mornings and afternoons, softening midday heat, and yielding cold and often icy nights.
Planted to primarily Rhone varietals, here the vines sit on their own roots in alluvial sand over a deep foundation of white limestone that once comprised the floor of the Pacific Ocean. Thompson Vineyard naturally produces extremely small, slow, and evenly-ripening yields that often stretch harvests well into late November, resulting in deeply complex cool-climate wines that evolve gracefully with age.