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2017 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

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$65.00 per Bottle
The blend exhibits darker aromatics of blueberry, raspberry, black pepper, vanilla crème and a slight funk. The entry is refined yet immense with notes of redcurrant, cherry tart and traces of spice that follow through to the mid-palate. The backbone of acidity and a lengthy finish sets up the wine to age for many years.

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VINEYARD NOTES

Dave has recently planted his first vineyard in CA and the resulting vineyard will be 150 acres of Pinot Noir in the Sta. Rita Hills
4 hillside growers Dave has been working with were selected for the 2017 vintage
Clones 667, 777 and 828 
De-clumping and green passes in each block with one pass focused on shoot thinning and the other to remove any green or unripe berries
Very light year with yields between 1 and 2.8 tons
All hand harvested

WINERY NOTES

100% Destemmed
4-5 Day Cold Soak
All picks and lots kept separate
16-21 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, 65% new
Predominantly Francois Feres and Cadus
Not fined; lightly filtered

TASTING NOTES

The blend exhibits darker aromatics of blueberry, raspberry, black pepper, vanilla crème and a hint of pleasing funk. The entry is refined yet immense with flavors of redcurrant, cherry tart and traces of spice that follow through to the mid-palate. The backbone of acidity and a lengthy finish sets up the wine to age for many years.


Vintage 2017
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Pinot Noir
Alcohol % 14.1
Size 750 ml