Estate Grown Pinot Noir
County - Russian River Valley
Heavenly aromas of dark cherry fruit greet the nose.
Integrated flavors of ripe berries and warm spice tones fill the
mouth and lead to a smooth full bodied finish.
This elegant wine with concentrated fruit will continue to mature
and become more complex. Delicious
paired with salmon, pork, and chicken.
two acre O’Connell Vineyard™ parcel is 100% Pommard clone on 104-14
rootstock. The gravelly Gold Ridge loam is the distinguishing
characteristic of the Vine Hill region that produces the most outstanding
Pinot Noir in the world. The vines are trained to double cordons with 15
to 17 clusters per cordon yielding 3.00 to 3.25 tons per acre.
The cool growing conditions with foggy mornings and ample warm
sunshine contribute to the complexity of the fruit and the incomparable
% Pinot Noir grapes carefully hand picked in the cool, crisp mornings of
late September to early October; the grapes are hand-sorted and
de-stemmed, then cold soaked prior to pressing and fermentation;
aged with weekly stirrings; barrel-aged ten months in French oak. Our Pinot Noir
is crafted entirely from the Pommard clone.
2015 Estate Grown Pinot Noir
Date: September 3, 2015
2014 vintage was the winner of the
2016 Pinot Cup
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