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2018 Estate Field Selections Pinot Noir

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$60.00 per Bottle

This is our fifth release from our estate vineyard on Faite De Mer Farm on the far western coastal edge of the Mendocino Ridge . At 1250 ft and 3.3 miles from the ocean, this vineyard is the coolest in our single vineyard portfolio. The purity, structure and natural aligned acidity we get from this site are the best in our cellar. Ancient oceanic soils, providing excellent drainage coupled with the maritime climate makes for a compelling expression of our coastal forest surroundings. We planted several heritage field selections of Pinot Noir to this site along with four Dijon clones. This naturally low yielding site produces small tight clusters with slightly thicker skins, due to cooler conditions. Exotic plums, black cherries, sage, fir tips and black truffle notes are signature on the palate and on the nose. We love the depth and purity of this sexy wine and the continual unfolding of layers. Just a beautiful vintage. Pair with Cassoulet or Roast Chicken.

Appellation: Mendocino Ridge
Elevation : 1200-1250 ft
Farming : Organic & No till
Soils: Ancient ocean floor 
Fermentation: Native Yeast Ferment 80% Whole Cluster
Gravity racked twice
Oak: 20% New French , 80% Seasoned
Elevage: 11 months in barrel
Selections: Pommard, Calera, Swan, 115, 667, 943
Yield: .5 to 2.25 tons per acre
Drink 2020-2035
Alc 13.4%

Wine Enthusiast  98 Pts
Vinous/Antonio Galloni- 95 Pts
Purely Domestic Wine Report- 94 Pts

Size 750 ml
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