2014 Albatross Ridge Cuvée Vivienne Pinot Noir
2014 Albatross Ridge Cuvée Vivienne Pinot Noir

2014 Albatross Ridge Cuvée Vivienne Pinot Noir

$ 45.00

'Named after the winemaker's daughter, this bottling shows thyme-laced pomegranate-punch aromas on the nose that smells like the chaparral that surrounds the vineyard. Potpourri and sachet flavors arise on the palate, giving nuance to the tart red fruits of cranberry and pomegranate. Strong oregano, thyme and marjoram herbs add depth.' -Matt Kettmann | Wine Enthusiast

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Wine Details: The Cuvée is a blend of our eight distinct pinot noir blocks from our estate.
Harvest Date: September 5th-19th
Yield: 1.25 tons harvested by hand, night harvest.
Clone: 777, Pommard, 828 & 115
Ph: 3.66
Brix at Harvest: 22-23 Brix
Alcohol: 13%
Vinification: 85% destem whole berry 15% whole cluster, 4 day cold soak, followed by long cool fermentation in small open tanks
Yeast: 100% Native yeast
Oak: 30% New French Remond and Louis Latour. 11 months in barrel. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Production: 700 cases
Winemaker: Garrett Bowlus