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2013 Pratt Vine Hill Pinot Noir

2013 Pratt Vine Hill Pinot Noir
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This young vineyard in the Laguna Hills of Sonoma County's Russian River Valley has soils that remind one of a moonscape. The whitest soil I have seen in the region; it is very sandy and the Mt Eden, Swan, and Martini  - AKA "hertiage" or "suitacse clones planed here - so named because the plant material was essentially smuggled from France in vintners' suitcases, - produce a very perfumed, elegant Pinot Noir. The vineyard is farmed by Jim Pratt and his attention to detail in the farming is reflected in the exceptional quality of the fruit. The property is at the corner of Vine Hill Road and Vine Hill School Road, near of number of very well-known vineyards.

The grapes were harvested on September 6th. After destemming, the fruit cold soaked for 4 days and a spontaneous, natural fermentation was allowed to  begin. When dry, a basket press was used. The wine settled overnight and then barreled down in a mix of Frnech oak barrels,. A natural malolactic fermentation occured. The wine rested on the fine lees until march when it was racked in preparation for bottling. 219 cases produced.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Vineyard Designation
Pratt Vine Hill
Harvest Date
6 September 2013
Sugar
24.3 at harvest
Acid
0.48
pH
3.8
Aging
French Oak
Fermentation
native yeast/native ML
Bottling Date
23 March 2015
Residual Sugar
0.3 g/L
Tannin
moderate
Alcohol %
13.8
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A light ruby color with aromas of rose petal, lavender, strawberry, blueberry and a hint of toasty oak. The palate shows strawberry, red delicious apple peel, cherry, and blueberry. The texture is silky smooth.
Product Reviews
Catherine Fallis's Gravatar
Catherine Fallis
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(May 20, 2016 at 12:29 PM)
PG 92 points Open and inviting, lean and fresh with notes of cherry, blueberry, violet, lavender, mushroom and black peppercorn. Natural.

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