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2017 Estate Pinot Noir, Carneros, Napa Valley

2017 Estate Pinot Noir, Carneros, Napa Valley
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$38.00
/ 750ml
SKU: PN17ES20

Brilliant light red in color, this Pinot Noir has great clarity. Chocolate, raspberry, and fresh strawberry leap from the glass. The complex nose leads to bold flavors of red fruits, the most notable being bright cherry with a round flavor palate. With a rich mouthfeel, the 2016 Pinot Noir displays a long velvety finish.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Carneros
Aging
9 months in 45% new French oak
Alcohol %
14.3
Wine Profile
Production Notes
The 2017 harvest was the first of its kind following a 5 year drought. The soils and water table had been replenished and the vines took off early in the season and weather patterns were about normal until late August. In early September heat spikes hit the valley and set record or near record temperatures. This caused some vineyards to progress rapidly and show signs of hydration. With plenty of water available most vineyards were heavily irrigated and the temperatures cooled in mid-September to more normal levels. The quantity of grapes was quite low but quality looks to be excellent. A huge wildfire at the end of harvest threatened vines that still had fruit but luckily the vast majority of grapes were already safely in the winery for the year.

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