2017 Rodnick Pinot Noir

2017 Rodnick Pinot Noir

Notes of strawberry, cranberries, chaparral, star anise and leather.  This wine is rich and spicy with a smooth, silky texture through the finish. It is only now starting to open up upon its release and we anticipate further “blossoming” as it bottle ages. Enjoy now or lay this wine down for at least 7 more years.

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SKU: 17RodnickPinotNoir
Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Harvest Date
September 1, 2017
14 months sur lies
French oak barrels, 20% new
Bottling Date
April 12, 2019
Alcohol %
Winemaker Notes
We received these grapes on September 1, 2017 and gently destemmed the bunches on top of 15% whole clusters into open-top stainless steel fermenters & 3⁄4-ton bins. Throughout fermentation we punched the cap down by hand and after an extended maceration the wine was pressed, settled, then racked to French cooperage and aged for 14 months.
Vineyard Notes
The grapes for this wine were sourced from the Rodnick Vineyard (previously Antle Vineyard), which was originally planted by Dick Graff in 1989. This historic vineyard is a pleasure to behold: it sits in a protected southwest-facing dell overlooking the southern Salinas Valley. Gnarly old vines are surrounded by the striking rock outcroppings of the Pinnacles area makes for a tremendous scene that reminds one of days gone by in California.
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