J Foggy Bend Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

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With one swirl, you can tell our Foggy Bend Vineyard Pinot Noir is something special. An intensely deep ruby color fills the glass as alluring aromatics of cherry cordial, licorice and tea leaf escape from the glass. The taste is complex with flavors ranging from ripe blackberry, tart cherry, dried herbs de Provence and hints of juniper berry. A lingering acidity complements soft, supple tannins for an elegant structure and elongated finish. We suggest pairing this wine with grilled artisan flatbread topped with fennel sausage, caramelized onions and arugula or gorgonzola with Santa Rosa plum compote. 

Whole clusters were hand-harvested, hand-sorted, de-stemmed and gravity-fed into small, three- to 10-ton open-top vessels. Following a five-day cold soak, the must fermented for about 10 days. The wine was drained by gravity into barrels to undergo malolactic fermentation for the next six weeks in French oak, with barrels stirred every two weeks to enhance mouthfeel. Aging occurred for 13 months in our cool cellars, adding nuanced spice and fresh toast aromatics to complement the fruit characteristics of the wine. 

Technical Notes

Vineyard::
Foggy Bend Vineyard
Clones::
828, 115, 667, 2A, Rochioli
Soil Types::
Zamora, fine silty clay loam
Aging::
13 months in French oak barrels (61% new)
Harvest Dates::
August 31 – September 10, 2015
pH::
3.53
Cases::
750

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