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2015 Pinot Noir Wendling Vineyard

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. 

Vinification:

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 Paci c 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.

Aromatics:

Earthy, sousbois tones with pine resin and redwood sap, black cherry, blackberry, raspberry, cassis, dried rose.

Palate:

Rich, round and powerful, with persistent, 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.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Anderson Valley
Alcohol %
13.9
Wine Enthusiast
95
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$72.00
 
SKU: RE:15PNWEND