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2014 McDonald Mountain Vineyard Pinot Noir

Elegant, silky wood tannins from lightly toasted French oak barrels lend structure and balance while contributing to a long, savory finish.

2014 McDonald Mountain Vineyard Pinot Noir

Appellation
Russian River Valley

Tasting Notes
Enticing aromas of white pepper, green tea, and fresh thyme lead the way to an array of dried red fruits and cherry cola. Porcini mushrooms, bay leaf, and an essence of forest floor provide depth and intrigue. The palate is exceptionally bright and vibrant upon entry with flavors of Bing cherry and strawberry preserves. Elegant, silky wood tannins from lightly toasted French oak barrels lend structure and balance while contributing to a long, savory finish.
Vineyard Notes
The McDonald Mountain Vineyard is nestled in a very cool area near the border dividing the Russian River Valley from the Petaluma Gap. This beautiful area, referred to as the Sebastopol Hills neighborhood of the Russian River Valley, is where the fog first arrives inland from the Pacific Ocean in the morning, and where it burns off last in the afternoon. The vineyard was planted in 2008 on one to four feet of Goldridge sandy loam underlain with Los Osos clay. The diverse clonal selection includes 115, 667, 777, Pommard, 828 and Elite. The latter is a suitcase selection that produces some of the most exotic fruit characteristics that we’ve ever tasted from Pinot Noir in Sonoma County. The cool temperatures, daily fog, breezy afternoons, steep slopes and dry farming practices all contribute to the production of very small, but extremely flavor-packed clusters and berries that always retain plenty of natural acidity.
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$75.00
/ 750ML
SKU: GFVPN141MC

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