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Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2007

VINEYARD

Appellation: Sonoma Coast, Sonoma
Yield: 2.8 tons per acre average
Vine: 8 years average, alluvial sandy clay loan, irrigated
Clones: 777, Cruz

PRODUCTION
100 cases of 750 ml

HARVEST
Harvest date: September of 2009
Harvest Brix: 26 average

WINEMAKING
Hand harvested grapes — 100 % destemmed. Fermented in an open top T-bin. Cap manually punched down four times a day during fermentation. 3 days cold soak and 21 days total cuvaison average. Aged an average of 20 months in French oak barrels. 25% new oak from Tonnellerie Saint Martin. Bottled unfined and unfiltered on June 2nd, 2009. Bottle aged 5 months. Released on October 25th, 2009

WINEMAKERS TASTING NOTES AND COMMENTS
This vintage of our Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir perfectly reflects the cool climate vineyards (in Russian River Valley) from where it comes. Bright acidity underlies the juicy red cherry flavors that predominate; but hints of strawberry and cranberry fruit add lovely high tones. Clean, attractive briary and floral notes mingle with hints of white spices and tea leaves. Moderate but sweet caramel and milk chocolate linger in the finish from the new Saint Martin barrel used for aging. The soft fine grain tannins of this vibrant and yet accessible wine allow for immediate pleasure. Enjoy!