2016 Pinot NoirSonoma Coast Single Vineyard
One of the premier Pinot Noir vineyards in California, Reuling Vineyard is based on the principle that what is best for the earth is also best for wines, and in the vineyard, they are proud to utilize leading organic farming techniques. The vineyard is comprised of three clones — Calera, and two distinct “suitcase” clones from the Vosne-Romanée region of Burgundy.
2016 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Single Vineyard
The 2016 Pinot Noir comes from the Reuling Vineyard on Sonoma Coast, from Calera, DRC and La Tache clones. Medium to deep ruby-purple colored, it comes charging out of the glass with a compelling perfume of warm cranberries, kirsch and black cherries with nuances of violets, lavender and rose hip tea with hints of Sichuan pepper and Provence herbs. The medium to fullbodied palate has a firm, grainy texture and great freshness, with loads of red and black fruit layers, finishing very long and earthy. 150 cases produced.
The Pinot Noir from Reuling Vineyard is a wonderful representation of the unique terroir of this region as well as the contributing nuances of the three different clones grown on this vineyard. The nose is super expressive with notes of cherry, kirsch, tealeaves and a hint of mountain spices. Medium body, firm grainy tannins, nice freshness and acidity, layers of red and black cherry, earthy and floral notes. The wine has a delightful, long lingering finish.
100% Pinot Noir – Calera, La Tache and DRC clones
Whole berry with 11% whole cluster, stainless steel open top fermenter and French oak
18 months in French oak barrels (Tonnelleries Cavin and Rousseau)
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