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2012 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
2012 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir


 
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Vineyard Notes
AVA: Anderson Valley, Mendocino County
Vineyard Location: 2 miles west of downtown Booneville
Vineyard Size: 1.0 acre
Elevation: 318’ (116m)

Soil Composition: sandy, gravelly alluvial loam

Anderson Valley uniquely cuts through the coastal range rather than lying between ridges like most valleys. Our vineyard is located only 18 miles from the Pacific Ocean, where diurnal shifts can cause temperature swings of up to 50 degrees, keeping acid development in line with sugar and flavor formation.

Winemaking

Grapes were destemmed whole berry and cold soaked for four days. After an eight-day fermentation with twice daily punchdowns, the grapes were pressed off and the juice was barreled into two neutral, one once filled, and one twice filled French Oak barrels where they aged for 16 months prior to being bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Tasting Notes

Dark cherries, clove, and a touch of vanilla highlight this rich, complex Pinot Noir, which finishes with bright and balanced acidity.

Harvest date: October 1, 2012
Lot size: 1.8 tons
Clove: 777
Total acidity: 6.34 g/L
pH: 3.47
Bottling date: April 25, 2014

Production: 62 cases