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2017 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Our Russian River Valley Pinot Noir comes from the cooler areas of Sebastopol and Occidental, just west of Sonoma. Afternoon fog and Pacific Ocean winds act as nature's air conditioner, migrating the warm mid-day temperatures inland. The Russian River Valley AVA has perfected this fluctuation of temperatures and is a Pinot Noir haven. The climate shift gives grapes time to shut down and retain their acids, lending to a more balanced and bright version of Pinot Noir. With a core of red cherry, our Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is characterized by light cedar box and cranberry. The palate is velvety with a finish that continues long after the final sip. Enjoy this cool-climate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.

Club Release: February 1, 2019
List Release: February 20, 2019
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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
Soil
Goldridge fine sandy loam
Total Acidity
6.34 g/L
pH
3.46
Aging
11 months in 100% French Oak, 46% New
Fermentation
11 days in open top fermentors
Alcohol %
14.5
Production
378 Cases