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2019 Patriarch Pinot Noir

Hailing from the Putnam Vineyard on the far west Sonoma Coast. Wild berries, cherry, pine, and black tea on the nose, with a concentrated palate of dark red fruits, citrus peel, and velvety soft tannins.

$74.00 750mL
    Image of the Sonoma Coast coastline.

    James MacPhail's Notes

    The Patriarch is our flagship Pinot Noir and truly the patriarch of our portfolio: complex, balanced, and full-bodied. Putnam Vineyard is a stunning place to grow Pinot Noir - coastal influence, mineral-rich Goldridge soil, towering redwoods, and the wonderful Putnam Family, who have been stewards of their remote and idyllic parcel of land since 1977.

    James Macphail
    16 months in 100% French oak (35% new)
    Sonoma Coast

    Tasting Notes

    Hints of wild berries and fresh pine, dried cranberry, pomegranate, black tea, and sea spray on the nose. In the glass and on the palate, you'll find sweet, savory cherries, blackberries, and raspberries, dried thyme, baking spice, forest floor, and orange rind.

    Production Notes

    Grapes were harvested, de-stemmed, and sorted by hand before undergoing a 35-day fermentation in 100% French oak. To enhance flavor extraction, grapes were punched down by hand three times a day.

    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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    The Calling's Pinot Noir resting in a display box.