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2016Pinot NoirMonument Tree Vineyard

$68.00 USD

APPEARANCE
Beautiful burgundy red

AROMAS
Effusive forest floor and juicy red plum

PALATE
Plum, black cherry, licorice, mushroom, wet earth with touch of oak and chaparral

FINISH
Lingering sensation of balanced fruit and acidity

MOUTHFEEL
Immediately filling on entry, with a bright energy and strong depth of character

AGEABILITY
Drink now or when properly cellared, enjoy over the next 5 to 7 years

PAIRINGS
Wild mushroom and farro risotto

Due to the limited production, Club pricing is not offered on this wine.

HARVEST DATES
September 5-13, 2016

ALCOHOL 14.1%

AVERAGE BRIX 24.3°

BARREL AGING
18 months in barrel;
11 months on primary lees

BARRELS
100% French Oak; 23.5% New Oak

WHOLE CLUSTER 26%

RELEASE DATE
February 2019

The 2016 growing season began with much-needed rains that replenished the parched ground. The well-drained hillside soils prevented over saturation, and wet conditions continued until March. Budbreak occurred mid-March, allowing bloom and set to take place during ideal spring conditions. The gentle winds and mild temperatures during this time of year
yielded an average-size crop. Summer temperatures remained warm with only a few intermittent heat spikes that encouraged clusters to ripen. Thanks to a longer open harvest window, we were able to wait for ideal ripeness and pick the fruit at our leisure.