2018 Durell Vineyard Pinot Noir

2018 Durell Vineyard Pinot Noir

Durell Vineyard is a 610-acre ranch with only 180 acres planted and nestled throughout the property. Crossing 3 AVAs in Sonoma, this site is unique in its size and scope. Across this expansive property are several microclimates, providing our farming and winemaking teams the ultimate opportunity in matchmaking varietals, clones, and rootstock with soils and weather patterns. It’s a challenge we relish. Durell has a decades-long history of producing some of California’s most famed pinot noirs and chardonnays. With this vintage, you’ll discover toasted marshmallow and vanilla on the nose which leads to an explosion of fruit, notably wild blackberries and Santa Rosa plums. Coupled with an essence of fresh coffee beans, these aromatics come to life to dazzle your senses. This estate pinot is as svelte and seductive as you’d expect from Durell.

Club Release: Monday, August 3rd
Allocation Release: Tuesday, August 18th
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$150.00
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$355.00
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$520.00
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2018 was one of those magical years. With a mild spring, the early growing season plodded along at a relatively normal pace. Once the berries set, we knew we had a healthy and full crop. So full, in fact, we did a number of fruit-thinning passes to reduce load on the vines. Even with this, we were happy to see an above average harvest with superb quality. We started picking in earnest after Labor Day, with cool, fall weather that allowed us to transfer the grapes in a calm and measured pace. All in all, 2018 will go down as a year to remember, with wines of true depth and power.
Year
2018
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Soil
Cobbley clay loam, volcanic, rocky loam
Titratable Acidity
6.5 g/L
pH
3.46
Aging
15 Months | 100% French Oak, 40% New
Fermentation
5 Days | Open Top Fermentors
Alcohol %
14.1
Production
478 Cases
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