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2016 Sunny View Vineyard Pinot Noir

A classic bouquet of dark fruit and holiday spices. The palate brings a touch of pepper, forest floor and lovely leathery tannins.

$66.00 750mL

James MacPhail's Notes

After an early bud-break in the vineyards, a cool spring led to lower yields in 2016. Nonetheless, Sunny View's cool nights and morning fog through the warmer summer months helped lengthen the growing season, resulting in excellent quality fruit with ripe fruit flavors and just enough acidity.

James Macphail
Winemaker
Aging
16 months in 100% French Oak (35% new)
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Alcohol
14.5%

Tasting Notes

A deeply layered nose of dried fruit, cherry, and baking spices. A finely tuned yet rich entry to the palate and a juicy mouthwatering middle with continued notes of dark cherry and plum, allspice, white pepper, forest floor, and leather. The finish is long and rich.

Production Notes

The 2016 vintage was an excellent growing year, with a warm and dry winter, just like the previous four vintages. Grapes were hand-picked, hand-sorted, and gently crushed. They underwent a five-day cold soak followed by fermentation with a combination of punch-down and pump-over maceration techniques to enhance flavor extraction.

Sunny View Vineyard

Sunny View Vineyard encompasses 17 acres in the heart of the Russian River Valley, in what is called the Santa Rosa Plain. Three separate vineyard blocks are planted with three of the world’s premiere Pinot Noir clones from Burgundy, France. Cool days and foggy nights ensure vines produce less fruit, causing grapes to be highly concentrated and bursting with flavor.

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