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2018 Pinot Noir Block II | Clone 777

2018 Pinot Noir Block II | Clone 777
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Clone 777 has been one of the more ‘lively’ of the three clones of Pinot Noir that we currently grow. The aromas offer strawberry, cola, and cinnamon on the nose. On the palate, the wine is very well balanced, displaying a soft, velvety texture with a vibrant beam of acidity which provides a wonderful structure for such an elegantly framed wine. I find the wine is a little darker on the palate than on the nose, offering flavors of raspberry, black cherry, and cola leading into a long, smooth finish. 

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Oak Knoll District
Vineyard Designation
100% Monticello Vineyard | Block 2 | Clone 777
Harvest Date
Hand-Picked September 20, 2017.
Acid
5.8 g/L TA
pH
3.76
Aging
Aged 14 Months In Oak Barrels. 1/2 New French, 1/2 Neutral.
Fermentation
Bin Fermented, 10 Days Skin Contact Prior to Draining & Pressing
Alcohol %
14.8
Wine Profile & Ratings
Tasting Notes
Clone 777 has been one of the more ‘lively’ of the three clones of Pinot Noir that we currently grow. The aromas offer strawberry, cola, and cinnamon on the nose. On the palate, the wine is very well balanced, displaying a soft, velvety texture with a vibrant beam of acidity which provides a wonderful structure for such an elegantly framed wine. I find the wine is a little darker on the palate than on the nose, offering flavors of raspberry, black cherry, and cola leading into a long, smooth finish.
Vineyard Notes
Monticello Vineyard is located on Big Ranch Road, and is the main winery estate anchoring the five vineyards we work with, spanning the length of Napa Valley. It is an 80 acre property planted to super-premium Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Monticello is sustainably farmed.
Winemaker Notes
Single-Vineyard, Single-Block, Single-Clone. Our 2018 Pinot Noir was hand-picked, then destemmed and berry-sorted on the crush pad. Fermentation lasted 10 days with the wine drained and pressed at dryness. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels. The wine was aged in French oak barrels for 14 months. 1/2 new French oak. Barrel selection was completed at 10 months aging, 4 months prior to bottling.
Food Pairing Notes
Grilled Salmon, Roasted Turkey
Other Notes
MUSIC PAIRING: Dave Brubeck, Thievery Corporation
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