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2015 Wendling Vineyard Pinot Noir

2015 Wendling Vineyard Pinot Noir

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Earthy, sousbois tones with pine resin and redwood sap, black cherry, blackberry, raspberry, cassis, dried roses. Rich, round and powerful, with persistant, fine-grained tannins supporting powerful blackberry and mulberry wild forest fruits, ripe blood orange & cranberry, blackberry bramble and powdered chocolate. Lively, high toned profile and Burgundian.

Only twelve barrels bottled (300 cases)
Produced from Certified Organic and Biodynamic Vineyards
Rating: 95 points Wine Enthusiast

Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Anderson Valley
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Wine Enthusiast
Wine Profile
Winemaker Notes
Wendling Vineyard lies at the NW part of the Anderson Valley AVA - the closest vineyard to the Pacific Coast. Its 23 acres sit at 450’ elevation, on a south-facing slope in uplifted sandstone clay. Bathed in cool Pacific breezes and thick fog, the Pinot Noir grapes develop deep power and intense aromatics. Five clones - Pommard (33%), 667 (33%), Calera (12%) 828 (11%) & 115 (11%) - were hand-harvested at night. Clones were kept separate, hand sorted and fermented individually. 25% whole cluster, 5-6 days cold soak, gentle punch downs 1-3 times daily, 18 days on skins & gently basket pressed. Gravity fed to French oak barrels (56% new). Aged 16 months on lees, gently fined, bottled unfiltered.