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CURRENT COLLECTION PINOT NOIR GIFT BOX

CURRENT COLLECTION CHARDONNAY GIFT BOX

CURRENT COLLECTION CHARDONNAY AND PINOT NOIR GIFT BOX (two each)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Releases:

2008 RUSSIAN RIVER PINOT NOIR
Sweeney Vineyards
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Clones: 115; 777
Rootstock: 101-14
Yield: 3 tons/acre
Harvest Dates: September 9, 2008
Harvest Brix: 25.5
TA: 0.54%
pH: 3.58

Winemaking:
Hand harvested, sorted, destemmed and crushed. Cold soaked for 48 hours. Inoculated with Burgundy yeasts. Fermentation and maceration for 23 days. Barrel aged for 12 months in 100% French oak (50% new). Bottled unfined and unfiltered.    266 cases made.

Winemaker tasting notes:
This wine shows intense aromas of liquorice, strawberries, and cherries. Flowery notes are also showing. The palate is slighty minty, melted with fresh tobacco, jam, and juice. It has a great balance. Tannins are silky, and it carries away all the flavors.

 

2009 RUSSIAN RIVER LES PINOTS ESTATE
Derbes Vineyard
Appellation:  Russian River
Clones Pinot Noir:  115, 777, 4, 5, 828
Clones Pinot Meunier: 1 and 4
Rootstock:  3309 and 101-14
Yield:  2T/acre
Harvest Date:  September 2, 2009
Harvest Brix:  25.0
TA:  0.50%
pH:  3.56

Winemaking:
Hand harvested, sorted, destemmed, and crushed. Inoculated with Burgundy yeasts. Fermentation and maceration for twenty days. Barrel aged for 11 months in 100% French oak (10% new) until bouquet and flavors reached full balance. Bottle unfined and unfiltered on September 10, 2010.

Winemaker tasting notes:
This wine shows intense aromatics of strawberries, fresh tobacco, mint, pepper and raspberries. The palate is showing blackberries mixed with licorice, with a long, juicy, and mineral finish carried by a balanced acidity.

 

2009 RUSSIAN RIVER CHARDONNAY
Clone:  4
Rootstock:  St George
Yield:  2.5 tons/acre
Harvest Date:  September 6, 2009
Harvest Brix:  23.0
TA:  0.90%
pH:  3.16

Winemaking:
Hand harvested, sorted, whole cluster pressed. Settled and racked to barrels for fermentation. Inoculated with Champagne yeasts. Barrel aged sur lies for 12 months with batonnage in 100% French oak (30% new) until bouquet and flavors reached full balance. Partially malolactic fermented. Bottled unfined on September 10, 2009. 450 cases made.

Winemaker tasting notes:
This wine shows aromatics of minerals, citrus, guava,quince ,tropical fruit ,green tea tones. The palate is zesty and juicy, with some hints of tropical fruits, and has a long bright finish in balance, Enjoy alone or with food.