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2019 Rodgers Creek Pinot Noir
Varietal
Pinot Noir

Vintage
2019
Rodgers Creek

Appellation
Petaluma Gap

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$58.00
 

This wine has distinctly earthy, almost “animal” aromas complemented by enticing layers of cherry and cola. On the palate it is lush and juicy, revealing ripe plum and red berry flavors underscored by velvety tannins that carry the wine to a long, supple finish.

  • Tasting Notes
    This wine has distinctly earthy, almost “animal” aromas complemented by enticing layers of cherry and cola. On the palate it is lush and juicy, revealing ripe plum and red berry flavors underscored by velvety tannins that carry the wine to a long, supple finish.
  • Wine Origin
    2019 was a nearly ideal winegrowing season. There was just the right amount of heat early in the growing season to acclimate the grapes, mild temperatures continued throughout the season and ensured superior flavor development. Our block of Pommard Clone Pinot Noir from Rodgers Creek was harvested by hand in the cool, early morning hours of September 25th, 2019.
  • Production Notes
    The fruit for this wine was sorted and 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 managed with a combination of pump-overs and punch-downs. After 10 months of aging in French oak barrels, 44% of which were new, 33% once used, we bottled the wine on September 14th, 2020.
  • Winemaker Notes
    The grapes for this Pinot Noir came from a vineyard called Rodgers Creek, which is perched at an elevation of 1,000 feet overlooking the city of Petaluma. It lies near the Rodgers Fault, which it is named after. This rugged, west-facing site benefits from rocky volcanic soils, and the steady cooling winds that flow through the Petaluma Gap.