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Platinum Tier

2014 Patriarch Pinot Noir

The aromas are rich and concentrated with dark blue fruit and plum layered over dark chocolate and peppery oak. The palate is powerful and intense with layers of blackberry, roasted coffee and hints of bacon.

$82.00 750mL

James MacPhail's Notes

This spectacular wine was made in our very first vintage partnering with the Putnam family in the extreme northwest corner of the Sonoma Coast AVA. The wine continues to shine with velvety richness and high-toned finesse. Over time, the more savory notes have continued to emerge, making this 2014 vintage a complex and layered conversation-starter. Drink now through 2024.

James Macphail
Winemaker
Aging
16 months in 100% French oak (35% new)
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Alcohol
14.1%

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, with savory notes shining through in 7+ years of age in bottle. The oak notes still come through on the long, elegant finish that still retains its fruit and continues to evolve.

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.

Putnam Vineyard

Putnam Vineyard is situated on the extreme Sonoma Coast, just six miles from the Pacific Ocean. 400-year-old redwood trees surround the vineyard on all sides and are scattered throughout the rows of vines. The coastal climate and Goldridge sandy loam soils result in wines with plenty of richness along with high-toned finesse.

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