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2015 McDonald Mountain Vineyard Pinot Noir
2015 McDonald Mountain Vineyard Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley
VINEYARD: 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
 
TASTING NOTES: This intriguing Pinot Noir is a beautiful reflection of cool climate and a low-yielding vintage. The aromatic profile offers a true sense of place, exuding aromas of pipe tobacco, black currant, tangerine zest, freshly scooped soil and the scent of tree foliage in the air. Rustic flavors of ripe huckleberries, black tea, violets and a subtle hint of leather fan out on the palate, while layers of dried herbs and white peppercorn balance and tame the voluptuous fruit flavors. Dense, chewy tannins meld with the natural, vibrant acidity to create a full-bodied texture and a long, seamless, savory finish.
 
McDonald Mountain Vineyard
DISTANCE FROM WINERY
17 miles
 
SIZE
30.68 acres planted
 
GROWERS
Kirk Lokka
 
VARIETALS SOURCED HERE
Pinot Noir
 
CLONE/ROOTSTOCK INFO
Pinot Noir: 115, 667, 777, Pommard, 828, and Elite
 
SOILS
Goldridge Sandy Loam underlain with Los Osos Clay
 
SITE DESCRIPTION
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.
 
FRUIT CHARACTER
Aromas and flavors tend toward black cherry, blackberry & blueberry, purple flowers and exotic spices; textures are luscious and mouth-filling with medium tannins; one of the defining characteristics is a strong acidic core
 
 
Vineyard(s): McDonald Mountain
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Aging: 16 months in 40% new French oak
Alcohol: 14.1%
pH / T.A.: 3.26 / 7.4gm/L
Production: 585 cases
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$65.00
/ 750ML
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