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2018 Rice-Spivak Vineyard Pinot Noir

2018 Rice-Spivak Vineyard Pinot Noir

Rice-Spivak is from a six-acre vineyard south of the town of Sebastopol.  We love it for its exotic aromatic profile and sensuous character.

+ The cool 2018 vintage allowed for extra-long hang time at this cool site with harvest dates on September 23 and October 2, at least 2-3 weeks later than usual.

+ The soils in this vineyard are Goldridge sandy loam along with volcanic ash. Goldridge is very common for the area but the volcanic ash is quite unusual.

+ It also is situated just outside the northern edge of the Petaluma Wind Gap, which provides a daily refrigerating dose of cool air.

+ The vineyard produces small clusters with tiny berries of extremely intense, aromatic fruit which certainly shows through in the glass.

+ This wine was fermented in small open-top fermenters and was 85% de-stemmed with 15% whole cluster fermentation selected for the final blend.

+ We get aromatics of cassis and sage and then a mélange of darker berry flavors on the palate.  Although the feel is sumptuous it is extremely elegant.

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Pinot Noir
Sonoma Coast
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