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2011 Pinot Noir Estate Magnum


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Winemaker's Notes

Our Estate grown Pinot Noir is a test vineyard, located just off the Russian River on Limerick Lane. This .75 acre vineyard was established in 2008 after grafting existing vines. Two clones were introduced, 667 and 777, (Dijon clones from the Burgundy region of France).

This small parcel has been duplicated at a second vineyard site, four acres of Pinot Noir clone 667, 776, 115, and 23, all planted in 2009 – this vineyard should be producing in ’12 and ’13. Until then…Enjoy!!!

Tasting Notes

In the glass, brilliant light red hues, aromatic of raspberry, bing cherry, ripe fig and red berry fruit. This is medium bodied with light acidity, soft tannins with flavors of bing cherry, strawberry and red fruit berries. Unfiltered and unfined.

Technical Data

Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir - Clone 667, 777
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Harvest Date: 9/2/11
Alcohol: 14.7%
pH: 3.69
TA: 6.3 Cooperage: 50% French Oak Francois Freres


2011 Pinot Noir Estate Magnum