Description

Russian River Valley
PINOT NOIR
2016
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Background
Fruit for this vintage was sourced from several locations in the Russian River Valley, each vineyard site contributing critical, unique aspects to the complexity of the resulting wine. Vineyards located in the warmer end of the Russian River Valley contribute ripe fruit elements. Vine- yards from the cooler areas lend a strong minerality and structural backbone, and vines at altitude with sandy, well-drained soil add com- plexity and structure.
Appellation
Russian River Valley AVA, Sonoma County
Varietal Composition
100% Pinot Noir
Winemaking
Grapes were hand-picked, hand-sorted, and 100% de-stemmed. They underwent a five-day cold maceration followed by fermentation in small, open-top tanks in which a selection of native and inoculated yeasts were utilized along with daily punchdowns by hand to enhance flavor. Wine was aged in oak barrels for 11 months sur lie with battonage in barrel every other week.
Vintage Notes
The 2016 vintage was characterized by early budbreak and flowering, followed by a cooler than normal ripening season that resulted in deep flavors and great tannin structure and acidity.
Oak Aging
100% French Oak, 35% new
Time In Oak
11 months
Tasting Notes
Subtle new oak notes with bright bing cherry, white pepper, and clove. On the palate, cranberry, pomegranate, and red raspberry wrap together with spiciness that is classic to the region. The wine is lush, mid-weight and has a long finish.
Technical Data
pH 3.60 TA 6.0 g/L RS <1.0 g/L Alc. 14.31% Winemaker Founders Dan Goldfield & James MacPhail Peter Deutsch and Jim Nantz