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New! 2017Pinot NoirAnderson Valley

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

APPEARANCE
Deep garnet 

AROMAS 
Black cherry, wild strawberry, rose petals and brown sugar with a wet forest floor of cedar, sorrel and pollen 

PALATE 
Lively acidity of carob, baked apple and cranberry 

MOUTHFEEL
Velvety tannins with well-integrated oak 

FINISH 
Bright and energetic with great depth and elegant punctuation 

AGEABILITY 
Given its youthful tannins, this wine will age beautifully for seven to 10 years with proper cellaring conditions 

PAIRING 
Mixed mushroom risotto with a shaved parmesan beurre blanc reduction 

VINEYARD COMPOSITION 
Monument Tree Estate Vineyard
Ferrington Vineyard

HARVEST DATES 
August 31-September 14, 2017 

ALCOHOL 
14.3% 

AVERAGE BRIX 
23.5° 

BARREL AGING 
13 months in barrel, 11 months on primary lees 

BARRELS 
100% French Oak, 31% new 

WHOLE CLUSTER 
24% 

RELEASE DATE 
April 2019 

2017 began with strong winter rains that were welcome after years of drought. Bud break came as expected in late March, followed by good flowering conditions and a set that led us to expect a larger-than-average crop. Then, an intensely hot summer with two extended heatwaves followed. Harvest was a very brief two-week affair, albeit a little later than in recent vintages. The warmer, more inland location of Ferrington Vineyard coupled with its sandy, gravelly soils guaranteed its fruit would have great flavor density. Closer to the coast and with clay soils that retain moisture, Monument Tree Vineyard was picked several weeks later. These differences in grapegrowing sites allow us to harvest sequentially throughout the season and find a distinct expression of Pinot Noir uniquely from the Anderson Valley.