2016 Pinot Noir, Heritage Selection

Sonoma 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.

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Tasting NOTES

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.

Vineyard NOTES

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.

Production NOTES

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

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Vintage:
2016
Wine Type:
Red Wine
Varietal:
Pinot Noir, Heritage Selection
Varietal Composition:
  • 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation:
Sonoma Coast
Acid:
TA: 0.56 g/100ml
PH:
3.85
Barrel Aging:
  • 10 months
    100% French oak, 40% new
    Tonnellerie Remond, Tonnellerie O and Dargaud et Jaegle.
Alcohol %:
14.5%
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