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2014 Pinot NoirSonoma Coast
With a ruby color that would make Dorothy jealous, you don’t have to follow a yellow-brick road to get to the magic in this Pinot Noir.
With a ruby color that would make Dorothy jealous, you don’t have to follow a yellow-brick road to get to the magic in this Pinot Noir. Comforting aromas of warm cherry, cranberry, and black raspberry highlighted by sweet vanilla spice and toffee surge out of the glass like a pack of flying monkeys. Will continue to age 3-7 years from vintage.
Eight miles north of San Pablo Bay, the Bundschu family’s 158 year-old vineyard wraps around the southwest slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains. The terrain below 150 foot elevation
features gently sloping Huichica clay loam soils with gravel deposits and cooler growing conditions that deliver minerality and focused acidity. Wines grown in these blocks bear the Sonoma Coast designation to reflect their cool climate character.
Nine distinct blocks of Pinot Noir were harvested separately. 20% of the blend comes from 40+ year-old Heritage Selections and 80% from Dijon clones 667,115 and 777.
Finicky and high maintenance, Pinot needs delicate handwork from the vineyard to bottle. We strive for balanced vines on Rhinefarm, allowing only dappled sunlight to reach the fruit. Each clone within our vineyard, as well as vine age, expresses itself in a unique way, so our methods strive to capture what nature naturally delivers. The grapes are hand-picked and gravity fed to fermenters. Very careful pump-overs allow for minimal intervention, with nature taking the lead. The older vines are natively fermented while the younger ones receive a combination of native yeast and inoculated strains.
Destemmed , then optically sorted and gravity fed directly to fermentation tanks; 5-to-7-day cold soak Twice- daily gentle pump-overs; Indigenous malolactic fermentation; Indigenous and RC212 yeast strains.
- Wine Type:
- Red Wine
- Pinot Noir
- Varietal Composition:
- 100% Pinot Noir
- Sonoma Coast
- TA 0.52g/100ml
- Barrel Aging:
- 10 months 100% French oak, 40% new Tonnellerie Remond, Tonnellerie O and Dargaud et Jaegle.
- Alcohol %: