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2017 Sunny View Vineyard Pinot Noir 3L

Aromas of red cherry and plum with hints of white pepper and pine needles. The palate brings red fruits, forest floor and baking spices to a classic, balanced Russian River Pinot Noir.

$315.00 3000 mL
    Rows of growing grapes in Sunny View Vineyard.

    James MacPhail's Notes

    Despite its name, Sunny View is a low lying site shrouded in fog overnight and through the morning during the growing season.  The result of this cooler climate is a delicately-balanced Pinot Noir, which achieves depth and concentration in ripeness while retaining acidity and verve.

    James Macphail
    16 months in 100% French Oak (35% new)
    Russian River Valley

    Tasting Notes

    Aromas of crushed Bing cherries, red plum, strawberries, wet pine needles, holiday spices and white pepper define this wine. The palate has fresh picked, ripe red plum, red fruits, forest floor, white pepper and holiday spices. The end result is a bright, balanced, medium-bodied Pinot Noir.

    Production Notes

    The 2017 vintage was a restorative growing year after the Russian River Valley faced long-term drought. Early season rainfall was imperative to replenish reserves. 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. All grapes were picked and processed prior to the devastating wildfires in October.

    Picked grapes resting on a table with red wine in the background.