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2006 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir  

Vineyard Location

Sonoma Coast (55% McDougall, 45% Clary)

Harvest Date 9/27/2006 - 10/25/2006
Finished Wine

Alcohol: 14.6%

Ph: 3.65

Total Acidity: .61g/100ml

Barrel Type 67% New French Oak, 33% 1&2 year old French Oak
Barrel Time 14 months
Bottling Date December, 2007
Case Production 650 cases
Fining None
Release Date November, 2008

Vineyard & Winemaking

The fruit was sourced from two Sonoma Coast vineyards, McDougall Ranch, located north of Jenner and Clary Ranch, from west of Petaluma. McDougall Ranch is at 1300 feet elevation, only 4 miles from the coast but above the fog. Its neighbors are vineyards such as Hirsch and Flowers. The second vineyard is from west of Petaluma, again, close to the coast but usually affected by fog. Both vineyards produce low and varying yields, due to often harsh growing conditions along the Sonoma coast.

They were carefully sorted, destemmed and crushed with high whole berry content. After cold soaking for 3-5 days, they were fermented for 8-11 days with the maximum temperature of 86-88 degrees in an open top tank and small open top fermentors with the emphasis being gentle. The malolactic fermentation took place in the barrel. The wines was racked once, blended and bottled in December of 2007

Tasting Notes

Aromas reminiscent of cherry, blackberry and earth are well integrated with hints of vanilla and toast. In the mouth the wine is ripe, intense and concentrated. Flavors of black cherry, cranberry and herbs are wrapped around well oaked, long, intense finish.

Price/Size Bottle Case
750ml $32.00 $384.00