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2017 Annapolis Vineyard Pinot Noir

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$125.00 per Bottle
Nuance and intrigue characterize the wine, starting with a dark crimson and a ruby rim but manifested by the aromatics: white pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, pine resin and crème de menthe. An entry dominated by a bright acidity, the mid-palate explores characteristics of rhubarb, savory and a hint of wild strawberry with a long finish indicative of graceful aging.

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Description

VINEYARD NOTES

Annapolis is located in the Sonoma Coast and planted on a 30 degree slope in Goldridge fine sand loam soil
The ranch is extremely isolated and requires a lot of handwork to farm
Blocks 12, 10, 14 and 1 were farmed for l’usine
Clones 777, 115 and Elite
De-clumping and green passes in each block
All hand-harvested
Less than 2 tons per acre

WINERY NOTES

100% Destemmed
4-5 Day Cold Soak
All picks and lots kept separate
14-18 Days on the skins
Punched down 3-4x a day depending on each lot
Gravity racked to barrel and sat on the lees; no stirring
Aged 9.5 months in French oak, 43% new
Predominantly Ermitage and Alain Fouquet
Not fined; lightly filtered

TASTING NOTES

Nuance and intrigue characterize the wine, starting with a dark crimson and a ruby rim but manifested by the aromatics: white pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, pine resin and crème de menthe. An entry dominated by a bright acidity, the mid-palate explores flavors of rhubarb, savory and a hint of wild strawberry with a long finish indicative of graceful aging.

Vintage 2017
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Pinot Noir
Alcohol % 15.40
Size 750 ml