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2014 Patriarch Pinot Noir

2014 Patriarch Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Vineyard Designation
Patriarch, Sonoma Coast
Acid
6.6 g/L
pH
4.54
Aging
16 months, 100% French oak, 35% new
Alcohol %
14.1
Wine Enthusiast
91
Robert Parker
90
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SKU: 965401140174

Each vintage, we carefully select the best single vineyard lot from across all our vineyards and that bottling becomes our finest expression of Pinot Noir. It is quite literally the Patriarch of our family of Pinot Noirs as well as an homage to our own patriarchs who taught us to pursue our Callings.

This year, Patriarch comes from Putnam Vineyard on the extreme Sonoma Coast just 6 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The vines are surrounded by Redwoods on all sides and in many areas within the vineyard. The coastal climate and the Goldridge sandy loam soils result in wines with plenty of richness along with some high-toned finesse.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Vineyard Designation
Patriarch, Sonoma Coast
Acid
6.6 g/L
pH
4.54
Aging
16 months, 100% French oak, 35% new
Alcohol %
14.1
Wine Enthusiast
91
Robert Parker
90
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Aromas of ripe stone fruit and redwood on the nose. On the palate are flavors of more sweet stone fruit and hedgerow berries. The oak notes show through on the long elegant finish.
Vineyard Notes
A dry winter and mild spring led to an early harvest in 2014. Despite small berries and slightly lower yields than the two previous vintages, the quality of the 2014 vintage is outstanding
Production Notes
Grapes were hand-picked, hand-sorted, and gently crushed. They underwent a seven-day cold soak followed by fermentation with a combination of punch- down and pump-over maceration techniques to enhance flavor extraction.
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