Cline Pinot Noir 2020

1,700.00

VINEYARDS

The grapes for this Pinot Noir came from a region called the Petaluma Gap which is defined as a corridor of cool air that comes from the Pacific Ocean and flows towards the east through the gap in the Sonoma mountain range. This is a smaller AVA within Sonoma County and the vines are often shrouded in fog which makes for a long, cool growing season and maximum flavors.

FERMENTATION & AGING

Grapes were hand-harvested and 100% destemmed to lessen tannins. The grapes were transferred to tank as whole berries where the wine naturally began fermentation and temperatures were capped at 90ºF. A mixture of cap management practices were utilized to extract flavor and eliminate bitter elements. Skin contact averaged 14 days, and then free-run was separated from the press fraction. The wine was inoculated with malolactic bacteria, which nicely impacts wine quality, and then transferred to 40% French oak barrels for 10 months before blending and bottling.

WINEMAKER’S NOTES

Color: ……………………………………………………………………. Ruby Red

Aromas: ……………………………….. Wild strawberry, black cherry,

forest floor, pomegranate and rosemary Body: ……………………………………………………………….. Soft and rich

Acid: ………………………………………………………………………. Balanced

Flavors: ………………………… Raspberry, ripe strawberry, cherry,

mushroom and vanilla accents Finish: ……………………………………………………………. Long and rich

An amazing Pinot Noir sourced from Petaluma Gap within Sonoma County. An array of red fruit and wild sauvage characters greet you on the nose with depth and richness on the palate making this a superb drinking experience.

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2020

Appellation: Sonoma County, California

Bottle Volume: 750ml

Awards: 91 Points - Tasting Panel

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