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2016 Pinot Noir, Heritage SelectionSonoma Coast
Continuing a streak of great Sonoma vintages - thanks, Mother Nature! - the 2016 Heritage Pinot Noir has some of the delicious fruit and concentration of its '14 and '15 predecessors, with the more pronounced earthy character of '13.
Continuing a streak of great Sonoma vintages - thanks, Mother Nature! - the 2016 Heritage Pinot Noir has some of the delicious fruit and concentration of its '14 and '15 predecessors, with the more pronounced earthy character of '13. Red cherries and dried cranberries spiced with vanilla ride an underlying earthiness out of the glass. On the palate, the silky texture is framed by firm acidity and a touch of tannin, carrying complex flavors of more cranberries, cherries, earth, and cocoa through a long finish.
Eight miles north of San Pablo Bay, the Bundschu family's 160 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.
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, Heritage Selection
- Varietal Composition:
- 100% Pinot Noir
- Sonoma Coast
- TA: 0.56 g/100ml
- Barrel Aging:
- 10 months
100% French oak, 40% new
Tonnellerie Remond, Tonnellerie O and Dargaud et Jaegle.
- 10 months
- Alcohol %: