2015 Pinot Noir, Heritage Selection

Sonoma Valley

The 2015 Heritage Selection Pinot Noir is a true expression of its growing season: compact, dense, and powerful.

Retail $65.00

$65.00
 
$780.00
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Tasting NOTES

Mother Nature determines the unique qualities of each vintage, especially when the fruit comes from one very specific block of our oldest vines. The 2015 Heritage Selection Pinot Noir is a true expression of its growing season: compact, dense, and powerful. Still youthful and tightly knit, bold aromatics of vanilla bean, black cherry, and fresh mushrooms intertwine with toasty oak, drawing the senses into a round, creamy palate rich with savory clove, black raspberry, and framed by dusty tannins. Tempting to open now, we highly recommend aging this sleeping giant for at least six months (and up to 2025) or decanting for a few hours.

Vineyard NOTES

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 feet 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. One distinct block of 45-year-old Heritage vines is harvested for this limited bottling.

Production NOTES

7 day cold soak
Indigenous yeast and malolactic
Fermented in upright open-top French oak puncheons and gently punched down by hand twice daily.

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Vintage:
2015
Wine Type:
Varietal:
Pinot Noir, Heritage Selection
Varietal Composition:
  • 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation:
Sonoma Valley
Acid:
TA: 0.48 g/100ml
PH:
3.85
Barrel Aging:
  • 11 months
    100% French oak, 50% new
    Tonnellerie Remond, Francois Freres and Dargaud et Jaegle.
Alcohol %:
14.3%

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