2013 Champ de Rêves Pinot Noir
Characteristic aromas/flavors: Vibrant blueberry-strawberry fruit intertwines with aromas of dark-red rose, maple, licorice, and toasted hazelnut. On the palate, juicy raspberry, dark cocoa, and pennyroyal flavors emerge.
Structure: Delicately-balanced acidity and crystalline minerality lead into a firmly structured finish.
Grape clusters hand-sorted and 100% de-stemmed, with 60% whole berries gravity-fed into small open top fermenters. Manually punched down 2-3 times/day. Cold-soaked for 6-7 days and fermented for a total of 14-16 days on skins.
9 months in 32% new French oak barrels.
The Vineyard: Champ de Rêves Vineyard
This spectacular vineyard is perched high above Boonville in the hills of Anderson Valley, just 18 miles from the Pacific coastline. Boone Ridge is a veritable aerie, with sweeping views of the valley below. A wide array of aspects in the vineyard creates multiple mesoclimates, each displaying unique characteristics as these relatively young vines continue to age.
AVA: Anderson Valley
Acreage: 85 acres
Clones: 667, 777, 115
Date Planted: 2006
Elevation Range: 1,400-1,800 feet
Spacing: 7x4 and 8x4
Soils: Shallow, sandy-loam formed from decomposed sandstone
Winemaker: Eric Johannsen
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