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2019 Faîte De Mer Farm Pinot Noir

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$50.00 per Bottle

We are now making three estate Pinot Noirs, with the addition of this bottling, from our coastal organically farmed property.  This very competitively  priced estate bottling over delivers on complexity and deliciousness.     Faîte De Mer Farm is  located on the far western edge of the Mendocino Ridge appellation. At three miles from the pacific ocean, this site is the most westward vineyard in Mendocino County and the coolest in our portfolio. At 1250 ft elevation we are often just above the fog line or often times engulfed in it. Our soils are ancient uplifted ocean floor, made up of decomposed sandstone mixed with gravelly materials that include shale and quartz and rounded river rocks from uplifted creek beds along with a small percentage of clay. These soils, the maritime climate coupled with our coastal forest surrounds are what defines this terrior. We are quite smitten with this 2019 vintage. Lighter in weight and incredibly layered with savory wild raspberries, black truffles and coastal forest after a rain. After a bit of air in the glass the floral character starts to unfold. Proper acidity keeps your palate cleansed and wanting more. A very charismatic coastal Pinot Noir in a very ethereal package. Pair with roasted cauliflower soup or a simple roast chicken.
Wine Enthusiast 95 Pts
Vinous-Antonio Galloni 94 Pts
Decanter 94 Pts

Appellation: Mendocino Ridge
Elevation: 1250 ft
Farming: Certified Organic
Soils: Ornbaun, Yellowhound, Zeni & Threechop Complexes
Fermentation: 100% Native Yeast ,45% Whole Cluster
Gravity Racked Twice
Yields: 2.25 tons per acre
Oak: 5% New French, 95 % Seasoned
Selections: Dijon 667, 828, 943, 115 and Pommard
Drink 2023-2031
Alc 12.8 %

Size 750 ml
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