Little Moon Ares JH Pinot Noir
Sire: Kyeema Ridge John Henry
S: Kyeema Ridge Banjo Patterson LA EEE-91
D: Old Mountain Farm Taryn Quinn LA EEVE-90
S: Rebeka Acres MB Raise A Native
LA 2022: VEVV 88
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2022: We retained Noir out of Brandy in 2018 and there is not a single moment that I regret the decision, which lead us to retain another doe from Brandy in 2022 as she is aging. Noir is deep, has a phenomenal brisket, improved rump from her dam and holds excellent placement in her teats. Noir's second freshening udder has been a huge improvement from her first, which is something that I love to see. I was also able to have her LA'd this year and was pleasantly surprised when she scored the highest in the herd as a second freshener, VEVV 88. I am going to be super greedy and likely keep another doe from her this year, but we will see! I just adore her, and to boot, her mannerisms have improved on the milk stand and as now my biggest love bug.
2023: Noir remained dry in 2023 after encountering a weird, unexplainable illness in the fall of 2022 which we now think may have been a rare tick-borne illness, baffling vets and mentors alike across the area. I am thankful she is alive and credit our vets and advice from mentors to her rather quick, 3 week recovery. She has now learned to love me a little more now that I brought her back from the brink of death, which I am grateful for. While she has remained dry, she fully recovered and is able to be bred this fall as confirmed via blood work and through our amazing veterinarian. It's been a pleasure watching her two daughters this year look nice and do well in the show ring. I am thrilled to hopefully keep another lovely doe from her once I get her bred this fall!