2017 Durell Vineyard Pinot Noir

2017 Durell Vineyard Pinot Noir

In the rolling hills of southwest Sonoma, Durell Pinot Noir thrives in early afternoon breezes that funnel in from the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean. The confluence of wind and fog allows the grapes to develop slowly, resulting in complex and intense characteristics. On the nose you’ll find forest floor, blackberry tea, and hints of  toasted marshmallow, while the palate offers tart cherry and a blend of cinnamon and cacao. 2017 marks 20 years since we purchased Durell, the birthplace of Price Family Vineyards and Estates. We honor this occasion with a special bottling that pays homage to our original black label artwork. Cheers to the history and legacy of this iconic Sonoma vineyard.

Contact us to purchase large formats. 750mLs are available in club shipments only.

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Vintage
2017 was a vintage we will remember for a long time. After years of drought, we enjoyed a winter with record rainfall. Mother Nature was active, filling up dams and saturating soils while cleaning out salts that built up over time. Temperatures were cool, contributing to ideal fruit set and the season was on track for typical growth until heat waves arrived at the end of August into September. We picked some Pinot Noir prior to the heat spikes and gave the remaining vines water to let them develop further. While compressed into smaller picking windows, the grapes were perfectly developed and fermentation was steady. Thankfully, all our grapes were picked and wine was in barrel by the time the wildfires in Sonoma and Napa devastated nearby areas. Our vineyards were threatened but ultimately saved with the brave work of first responders. We are forever grateful for those who put themselves in harm's way to help save our livelihoods and for our good fortune during this atypical vintage.
Technical
Technical
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Clones
115, 667, Swan, 943, Calera
Soil
Cobbley clay loam, volcanic, rocky loam
Total Acidity
6.2 g/L
pH
3.53
Aging
15 months/100% French Oak/40% New
Fermentation
12 days in open top fermentors
Alcohol %
14.0
Production
466 Cases
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