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2018 Nunes Vineyard Pinot Noir
Varietal
Pinot Noir

Vintage
2018
Nunes Vineyard

Appellation
Russian River Valley

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SKU: 09791.18
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Displaying a garnet hue with magenta color on the edges, this wine is medium density and offers alluring aromas of cherry cordial and clove.

  • Tasting Notes
    Displaying a garnet hue with magenta color on the edges, this wine is medium density and offers alluring aromas of cherry cordial and clove. The entry is bright and full of energy, creating a mouth-watering presence that marries with the fine-grained tannins to lift the black cherry and tobacco leaf flavors before concluding with a long, velvety finish.
  • Wine Origin
    The 2018 growing season began with warm winter weather, before things turned cool and rainy in February, which prevented an early budbreak. While the rains continued, things warmed up again in March, providing ideal nutrients and growing conditions for the vines. From June onwards, the weather was lovely and temperate, with sunny days and cool nights ensuring excellent flavor development and acid retention in the grapes. As harvest drew near, the weather turned warm providing a final push to ripeness. We were able to hand-harvest the grapes exactly when we wished in the cool evening hours of September 11th, 2018.
  • Production Notes
    The fruit was gently destemmed into small open-top fermenters, using state-of-the-art equipment and procedures to avoid any pumping of the must. Inoculation with select yeast strains followed a three-day cold soak, and the caps were gently managed with a combination of pump-overs and punch-downs. The wine was aged for 10 months in exclusively French oak barrels, only 14% were new, and 29% were once-filled. We bottled on July 25th, 2019.