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2016Pinot NoirAnderson Valley

$50.00 USD$40.00 Duncan Family / Duncan Family Reds Club Price$42.50 Velma Club Price

APPEARANCE
Red rose with a purple hue rim

AROMAS
Cola, redwood forest, fresh rose petals, cranberry, brown sugar, and basil

PALATE
Great deep floral pine, black pepper and sour cherry

FINISH
Lengthens out to a silky finish

MOUTHFEEL
Juicy entry, layers of tannin and a lingering finish

AGEABILITY
The youthful tannins at release speak to its age-worthiness, will easily continue to improve for another 7 to 10 years given proper cellaring

PAIRINGS
Barbecued lamb on a bed of sautéed garlic and rainbow chard

VINEYARDS
Monument Tree Estate Vineyard
Ferrington Vineyard

HARVEST DATES
August 16 – September 13, 2016

ALCOHOL
14.1%

AVERAGE BRIX
24.3°

BARREL AGING
14 months in barrel; 10 months on primary lees

BARRELS
100% French Oak; 22% New

WHOLE CLUSTER
25%

RELEASE DATE
April 28, 2018

The 2016 growing season began with much needed rain until March, when well-drained hillside soils dried out. Budbreak began in mid-March, a little later compared to the previous 3 years, and bloom promised average yields for each vineyard. Summer was mild with only a few intermittent heat waves. This allowed the grapes to ripen at an ideal pace with sugar and acids evolving in tandem. Harvest was longer and later than past years allowing us to pick at our leisure. The late summer and early fall brought the seasonal shift we typically experience in Anderson Valley. Cooler, fog-laden mornings developed into sunny and warm afternoons followed by the crisp marine breezes in the evenings.