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.
- Own-rooted Estrella River Syrah
- 100% Syrah
- Thompson Vineyard
- Vine Age
- 28 years
- Estrella River
- Sandy Loam
- Alisos Canyon, Los Alamos Valley, Santa Barbara County
- Cool I/II
- Tons Per Acre
- Peak Years