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2014 Pinot Noir

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Pinot Noir

VINEYARD

Suisun Valley

HARVEST DATES

September – October 2014

AGEING

Steel

ALCOHOL CONTENT

14.4%

TOTAL ACIDITY

5.5g/L

PH

3.35

WINEMAKERS

Alison Bauder
John Reyes

2014

Pinot Noir

Appellation American

 

Price: $16.00

 

Tasting Notes & Food Pairings

Medium garnet in color, this wine has a floral nose as well as raspberry and cherry fruit aromas. Rich in tannins, perfectly balanced with a soft and silky finish. This wine pairs well with the following foods: Roasted chicken, tuna, filet mignon, pork, lamb, mild sausages, goat cheese, brie, walnuts, roasted tomatoes, mushrooms, figs, cherries, strawberries, dried fruit, vanilla pudding, milk chocolate, creme brulée, strawberries and cream, white chocolate.

 

Vineyard

The grapes for our Pinot Noir come from the Suisun Valley of California. The Suisun Valley has a generally warm climate and benefits from the cooling effects of moist ocean breezes that enter the valley via Suisun Bay. These winds cool the vineyards throughout the growing season. The grapes come from the vineyard of the Lanza family and their vineyard has been producing wine grapes since 1933.

 

Vintage

It was a near-ideal growing season in Suisun Valley, with a warm, dry spring fostering early budbreak and trouble-free flowering and grape set. Consistently mild summer weather free of rain or unwelcome heat spikes allowed our grapes to be harvested with an optimal balance of ripe, concentrated fruit flavors and lively acidity.

 

Winemaking

The 2014 Pinot Noir was fermented in our Albany, NY winery and fermented with a yeast selected from the prestigious Côte de Nuits terroir in Burgundy during a three-year research project by Laboratory Burgundia Oenologie in Beaune, France. After fermentation it was aged in steel without oak to preserve its clean and crisp characteristics.

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