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2011 OGV Estate Pinot Noir

2011 OGV Estate Pinot Noir
IWC 92 pts, WE 92 pts, Gold Medal Riverside, Gold Medal Women's Wine Competition, Gold Medal and Reserve Class Champion Houston Rodeo
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Every year, the wines from this vineyard gain in intensity as the vines mature. The 2011 OGV Estate Pinot Noir offers amazing levels of aromatic depth and an ethereal presence in the mouth despite its youth. The use of whole cluster inclusion through fermentation in the OGV Estate Pinot Noir has increased every year since 2009. The nuance, complexity and elegance in this wine, without any hint of greenness or steminess, is testament to the quality of our vineyard. Olivet Grange Vineyard is planted to clones 114, 115, 667, 777, and 828.


Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley
Vineyard Designation
OGV Estate
5.9 g/L
21 Months French Oak
Native Yeast/Native ML
Alcohol %
Wine Enthusiast
Stephen Tanzer's
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This wine is deep garnet in color, with aromas of deep cherry, raspberry fruits, violets, clove, and star anise. Bright red fruit dominates the flavor profile with an ethereal presence on the palate. Layers of dried cranberry, rhubarb, and raspberry fruits combine with exotic notes of rose petals and Chinese five spice. The wine is elegant, finessed, and balanced with OGV's signature long finish revealing iron and mineral along with red currant.
Winemaker Notes
In this vintage, whole clusters were used in several of the small lots. The final blend has 50% whole cluster. No water or acid was added, and no saignée of the must was made. Following a cold soak of 4 days, each of the 3 lots produced from this vineyard was fermented using native yeast and malolactic bacteria. Temperatures in the tanks were kept below 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the primary fermentations. The cap was punched down three times each day. At the end of fermentation, the wines were pressed and settled overnight before being moved to French oak barrels (primarily Sirugue and Remond). The wines were kept on their fine lees and stirred regularly until they were settled for bottling under screwcap.
514 Cases
Product Reviews
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International Women's Wine Competition
(Sep 19, 2014 at 12:49 PM)
Gold Medal

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Wine Enthusiast
(Apr 12, 2017 at 12:18 PM)
WE 92 pts - OGV is the winery's estate vineyard, planted to several Pinot Noir clones. Made to age, it is light in color and elegant, depths of rhubarb and raspberry playing off each other to offer shades of savory and sweet. Earthy and mildly spicy, the wine's exotic nature and marathon finish should come hither even more forcefully with cellar time; try 2017–2021. - Virginie Boone

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