2011 Pahlmeyer Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

"Reminiscent of late summer, our 2011 Pinot Noir suggests black plum, desert sage, warm rose and sunbaked lake shore. Concentrated flavors of ripe strawberries, plums, tomatoes, black cherry cola and sarsaparilla echo on the wine’s long finish." 

Composition

100% Pinot Noir

Critics

91 Points

JL, Wine Spectator, Sonoma Issue: Sep 30, 2013

Elegantly styled, with well-proportioned cherry, spice, fresh-turned earth, anise and cedar notes. Complex and detailed, showing vibrant acidity. Drink now through 2024.

Winemaking

Winemaker:
Erin Green
Alcohol:
14.9%
Harvested:
September 22 to October 22, 2011
Bottled:
November 17, 2011
Released:
September 16, 2013

The grape clusters were hand-sorted, and once de-stemmed, the berries were sorted again by hand on the way to tank. After four to five days of pre-fermentation cold maceration in small open-top fermentors, the fruit began 100% native yeast fermentation. Two to three weeks later, the fruit was gently pressed and moved to barrel where it finished primary and secondary fermentations. The wine continued to age in 67% new French oak for fifteen months and it was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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