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2018 Founder's Reserve Estate Pinot Noir

2018 Founder's Reserve Estate Pinot Noir

Made from five of the very best barrels of Pinot Noir from the Westwood Estate in the 2018 vintage, the 2018 Founder's Reserve Pinot Noir is incredibly seductive, with a nose of heirloom rose and fresh raspberry. On the palate, it evolves into wild blueberry and black-cherry truffle, joined by hints of potting soil. Decadent and inviting, with silky tannins, excellent balance, and a long, delicious finish.

Only five barrels bottled (125 cases)
Produced from Certified Organic and Biodynamic Vineyards
Rating: 98 points Tasting Panel Magazine

Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Sonoma Valley
Vineyard Designation
Westwood Estate
Harvest Date
25.3 Brix
18 Months
Residual Sugar
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Packed with a bouquet of sweet black raspberry, licorice, roasted mushrooms and baking spices, a premier release of Westwood Estate Pinot Noir, the very best barrels selected by our winemakers Philippe Melka and Maayan Koschitzky.
Vineyard Notes
The Annadel Gap Vineyard is a special place. Located between Mt. Hood and the Sonoma Mountains, our site is characterized by thick morning fog and strong afternoon winds. Alluvial, glacial, and sedimentary influences create a wide array of soil types. Ideal growing conditions, varied soils, and our biodynamic, organic, and minimal-impact farming methods yield precise, balanced fruit.
Winemaker Notes
Hand-harvested at night, the fruit was sorted then fermented with 10% whole clusters. 6 days cold soak, gentle punch downs 1-3 times daily, 19 days on the skins, gently basket pressed to French oak barrels (60% new). Aged for 18 months then bottled unfiltered.
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