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2014 Chula Vina Pinot Noir

2014 Chula Vina Pinot Noir

Integrated, elegant and complex, this wine is deep red garnet in color. Dark cherry and berry aromas give way to spice and forest floor characters. We scaled back the use of new oak to 0% which delivers a nice balance of tannin & subtle oak character.

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SKU: 1086
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Monterey County
Harvest Date
September 13, 2014
Aging
14 months
Fermentation
French Oak Barrels, 0% New
Bottling Date
August 19, 2016
Alcohol %
14.2
Winemaker Notes
We harvested these grapes on September 13, 2014 including a blend of Pommard, 777 & 115 clones. After an initial sorting, we fermented the grapes in small, open-top bins that were punched down two to three times daily to extract color, flavor and complexity. The wine was pressed off into neutral French Oak barrels. There it rested for 14 months before being racked in place prior to blending and bottling.
Vineyard Notes
The Chula Viña Vineyard is located on a protected bench in the eastern hills overlooking the Salinas Valley. While the cooling fog keeps Chula Viña from ripening too quickly, its protected location assures the strong ocean-influenced winds do not stunt the vines’ progress. In combination with the warm afternoon sun, these factors provide a setting for the growth of stunning fruit.
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