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2016 Patriarch Pinot Noir

2016 Patriarch Pinot Noir

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SKU: 445265311016120

A complex wine with red berries, black plum and flower petals supported by darker notes of dried herbs, cedar, clove, allspice, dried citrus peel and forest floor. Full-bodied with stony minerality and grippy tannins.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Sugar
1.0 g/L
Acid
6.2 g/L
Aging
15 months in 100% French oak, 35% new
Alcohol %
14.0
Wine Spectator
91
Wine Enthusiast
94
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A complex wine with red berries, black plum and flower petals supported by darker notes of dried herbs, cedar, clove, allspice, dried citrus peel, and forest floor. Full-bodied with stony minerality and grippy tannin.
Vineyard Notes
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 Sonoma Coast just six 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.
Production Notes
The 2016 vintage was an excellent growing year, with a warm and dry winter, just like the previous four vintages. Yields were higher than 2015, but not by much. Conditions were ideal during the harvest, which was executed by the end of the summer.
Winemaker Notes
Grapes were hand-picked, hand-sorted and de-stemmed. They underwent a five-day cold soak followed by fermentation with daily punch-downs by hand to enhance flavor extraction.

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