Dalecio Pinot Noir on table with glass

2017 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.

Dalecio Pinot Noir with vine

Tasting Notes

The 2017 Pinot Noir comes from Reuling Vineyard, which is planted to Calera and a distinct suitcase clone from Burgundy. It has an intense garnet red color, and the nose is quite expressive and inviting with layers of cherries, bramble fruit, fresh raspberries, mountain herbs and hints of forest floor. The wine is full-bodied with a silky texture and very refined tannins — along with a hint of whole cluster tannins that lift the aromatics and freshness. A beautiful red fruit profile with pleasant layers of baking spices and red cherries. The long, lingering finish and nice acidity leave you with wonderful layers of flavor.

Varietal Composition
100% Pinot Noir – Calera and a distinct suitcase clone from Burgundy

Harvested
September 4, 2017

Barrel Aging
50% new French oak, multiple coopers

Bottled
February 14, 2019

Production
215 cases

Alcohol by Volume
14.4%

2017 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Single Vineyard

The 2017 Pinot Noir comes from a single vineyard on the Sonoma Coast, the Reuling vineyard, planted to Calera and a suitcase clone from Burgundy. Made with 20% whole cluster and aged in 50% new French oak, it has a pale to medium rubypurple color and leaps from the glass with exuberant notions of crushed redcurrants, fresh raspberries and kirsch with nuances of lavender, wild thyme, fragrant earth and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, the palate features amazing texture with very fine-grained skin tannins and a little provocative grip from the stems, structuring the vibrant red fruit layers beautifully, finishing long and earthy. 215 cases produced.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Lisa Perrotti-Brown (October, 2019)
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