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2016 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

2016 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Russian River Valley
pH
3.6
Aging
11 months in 100% French Oak, 35% New
Residual Sugar
<1.0 g/L
Alcohol %
14.10
Wine Spectator
91
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Fruit of this vintage was sourced from several locations in the Russian River Valley, each vineyard site contributing critical, unique aspects to the complexity of the resulting wine.  Vineyards located in the warmer end of the Russian River Valley contribute ripe fruit elements.  Vineyards from the cooler areas lend a strong minerality and structural backbone, and vines at altitude with sandy, well-drained soil add complexity and structure.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Russian River Valley
pH
3.6
Aging
11 months in 100% French Oak, 35% New
Residual Sugar
<1.0 g/L
Alcohol %
14.10
Wine Spectator
91
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Subtle new oak notes with bright Bing cherry, white peper, and clove. On the palate, cranberry, pomegranate, and red raspberry wrap together with spiciness that is classic to the region. The wine is lush, mid-weight and has a long lingering finish.
Production Notes
Grapes were hand-picked, hand-sorted, and 10% de-stemmed. They underwent a five-day cold macertaion followed by fermentation in small, open-top tanks in which a selection of native and inoculted uyeasts were utlized along with daily punchdowns by hand to enhance flavor. Wine was aged in oak barrels for 11 months sur lie with battonage in barrel every other week.
Winemaker Notes
The 2016 vintage was characterized by early budbreak and flowering, followed by a cooler than normal ripening season that resulted in deep flavors and great tannin structure and acidity.
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