2014 Sable Mountain Pinot Noir
Characteristic aromas/flavors: This new offering displays complex aromas of raspberry, smoked meat, juniper berry, sage, and cigar box. The palate exhibits flavors of strawberry, huckleberry, caramel, white pepper and Assam tea.
Structure: Plush entry and fruit-driven mid-palate lead into a prodigious but finely knit tannin backbone.
The fruit from Sable Mountain blocks 17 and 18 were harvested on September 15, 2014. 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. Pressed at or just before dryness.
9 months in 25% new French oak barrels
The Vineyard: Sable Mountain
AVA: Anderson Valley
Date Planted: 2003
Elevation Range: 1,200-1,400 feet
Soils: Shallow, very fine sandy-loam derived from decomposed sandstone
Winemaker: Eric Johannsen
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