2019 Rice Spivak Pinot Noir Magnum
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 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.
+ Rice-Spivak is situated just outside the northern edge of the Petaluma Wine 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.
+ 2019 was the ideal vintage for Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir with a long and warm (but not hot) final 45 days of the growing season. This produced both a sense of sumptuousness and lively fruit characteristics.
+ This wine was fermented in small open-top fermenters and was 85% de-stemmed with 15% whole cluster fermentation selected for the final blend.
+ Harvest was on September 19, 2019