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Platinum Tier

2016 Patriarch Pinot Noir

Complex and full-bodied with raspberry, plum, and dried herbs on the nose. In the glass, dark fruits with clove, cedar, and earth.

$75.00 750mL
  • 94 Wine Enthusiast rating logo with black text - The Calling Wine
  • 91 Wine Spectator rating logo with black text - The Calling Wine
Image of the Sonoma Coast coastline.

James MacPhail's Notes

400-year-old redwoods surround the Putnam Vineyard and are scattered in many areas throughout the vineyard itself, protecting vines from summer sun and ensuring temperatures remain consistent - a crucial aspect of grape development. The coastal climate and the Goldridge sandy loam soils result in wines with plenty of richness and structure, evolving beautifully over the years.

James Macphail
Winemaker
Aging
15 months in 100% French oak (35% new)
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Alcohol
14.0%

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.

Production 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.

Grapes on a vine, with sunlight spreading over them.

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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Vintage Pinot Noir from the Calling sitting on table with two other wine bottles on either side of it.