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2013 Wildcat Vineyard Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Harvest Date
September 19, 2013
Sugar
25.5 Brix
Acid
.60 gms/100ml
pH
3.69
Aging
11 months in French Oak, 30% new
Bottling Date
August 19, 2014
Alcohol %
14.9

2013 Wildcat Vineyard Pinot Noir

Sonoma Coast

This aptly named wine hails from a hilltop vineyard where grapes probably should never have been planted. But like a wild child with a mind of its own, praise the Pinot that grower Steve MacRostie soldiered on. 

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$49.00
 
SKU: 13MPWCPN7A

Setting the tone, the color is intense, garnet, a deep ruby. Intensity continues on the nose, with dark cherry and sandalwood layering alongside herbs and dirty earth (in a very good way). And yes, the wine is intensely feminine, full-bodied yet elegant, bursting with dark fresh berries and a mélange of black tea, vanilla and cloves topped with Asian spices. Juicy, with noticeable oak spice and earthiness, the intense (catch the theme here?) finish is firm and round, with great structure and a persistence that just won’t be tamed. A Wildcat.

Winemaking:

  • Grapes were hand picked and hand sorted twice, 100% de-stemmed
  • Five day pre-fermentation cold maceration
  • BM45 Yeast
  • Native malolactic fermentation in barrel
  • Batonnage weekly for three months
  • Aged 11 months in 100% French oak, 30% new, balance in once and twice filled
  • New French Oak Coopers: Rousseau Video, Dargaud & Jaegle Sel. #1, Ermitage A/V
  • Bottled 100% unfined and unfiltered on August 19, 2014

Clones: 115 | 667 | 777 | 828

Production: 9 barrels produced

 

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
~ 91 Points "Outstanding" / “Smooth, juicy and lush with spice, structure and a long, rich finish; deep, spicy and long.” - Anthony Dias Blue, Tasting Panel Magazine
Awards
~ 93 Points "Gold Medal" / “There’s a lot going on in the nose of this single-vineyard wine from Sonoma County’s Wildcat Mountain, including wild strawberries with a sweet edge, an engaging lavender component, freshly tilled soil, a sanguine note of iron and, after some swirling, a vanilla note. It’s all beautifully balanced; nothing clunky or syrupy. Sleek in the mouth, where impressions of crisp cranberry and black tea emerge, the wine’s powdery, fine-grained tannins are barely noticeable as the 14.9% alcohol level seems more like 13%. This is a Pinot Noir that’s defined by its sublime litheness; like a wildcat, it’s light on its feet. Lay it down for up to a decade, serve it alongside beef bourguignon, or simply sip and savor it.” - Bob Johnson & Glen Frederiksen, WineLines Online
Vineyard Notes
~ 5 Stars "Exceptional" / “Among MacPhail’s best releases yet. Superb, fleshy, richly flavored, and full bodied; a luscious wine with intense cherry, blueberry, clove, spicy oak, rosehips, and nutmeg aromas/flavors. Very long, lingering finish.” - Ronn Wiegand, MS/MW, Restaurant Wine
Other Notes
TASTING NOTES: Setting the tone, the color is intense, garnet, a deep ruby. Intensity continues on the nose, with dark cherry and sandalwood layering alongside herbs and dirty earth (in a very good way). And yes, the wine is intensely feminine, full-bodied yet elegant, bursting with dark fresh berries and a mélange of black tea, vanilla and cloves topped with Asian spices. Juicy, with noticeable oak spice and earthiness, the intense (catch the theme here?) finish is firm and round, with great structure and a persistence that just won’t be tamed. A Wildcat.
2013 Wildcat Vineyard Pinot Noir
2013 Wildcat Vineyard Pinot Noir

2013 Wildcat Vineyard Pinot Noir

Sonoma Coast

This aptly named wine hails from a hilltop vineyard where grapes probably should never have been planted. But like a wild child with a mind of its own, praise the Pinot that grower Steve MacRostie soldiered on. 

Add To Cart
$49.00
 
SKU: 13MPWCPN7A
In Stock

Setting the tone, the color is intense, garnet, a deep ruby. Intensity continues on the nose, with dark cherry and sandalwood layering alongside herbs and dirty earth (in a very good way). And yes, the wine is intensely feminine, full-bodied yet elegant, bursting with dark fresh berries and a mélange of black tea, vanilla and cloves topped with Asian spices. Juicy, with noticeable oak spice and earthiness, the intense (catch the theme here?) finish is firm and round, with great structure and a persistence that just won’t be tamed. A Wildcat.

Winemaking:

  • Grapes were hand picked and hand sorted twice, 100% de-stemmed
  • Five day pre-fermentation cold maceration
  • BM45 Yeast
  • Native malolactic fermentation in barrel
  • Batonnage weekly for three months
  • Aged 11 months in 100% French oak, 30% new, balance in once and twice filled
  • New French Oak Coopers: Rousseau Video, Dargaud & Jaegle Sel. #1, Ermitage A/V
  • Bottled 100% unfined and unfiltered on August 19, 2014

Clones: 115 | 667 | 777 | 828

Production: 9 barrels produced

 

Vintage
2013
Sugar
25.5 Brix
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Acid
.60 gms/100ml
Bottling Date
August 19, 2014
Aging
11 months in French Oak, 30% new
Alcohol %
14.9
Harvest Date
September 19, 2013

Tasting Notes
~ 91 Points "Outstanding" / “Smooth, juicy and lush with spice, structure and a long, rich finish; deep, spicy and long.” - Anthony Dias Blue, Tasting Panel Magazine

Awards
~ 93 Points "Gold Medal" / “There’s a lot going on in the nose of this single-vineyard wine from Sonoma County’s Wildcat Mountain, including wild strawberries with a sweet edge, an engaging lavender component, freshly tilled soil, a sanguine note of iron and, after some swirling, a vanilla note. It’s all beautifully balanced; nothing clunky or syrupy. Sleek in the mouth, where impressions of crisp cranberry and black tea emerge, the wine’s powdery, fine-grained tannins are barely noticeable as the 14.9% alcohol level seems more like 13%. This is a Pinot Noir that’s defined by its sublime litheness; like a wildcat, it’s light on its feet. Lay it down for up to a decade, serve it alongside beef bourguignon, or simply sip and savor it.” - Bob Johnson & Glen Frederiksen, WineLines Online

Vineyard Notes
~ 5 Stars "Exceptional" / “Among MacPhail’s best releases yet. Superb, fleshy, richly flavored, and full bodied; a luscious wine with intense cherry, blueberry, clove, spicy oak, rosehips, and nutmeg aromas/flavors. Very long, lingering finish.” - Ronn Wiegand, MS/MW, Restaurant Wine

Other Notes
TASTING NOTES: Setting the tone, the color is intense, garnet, a deep ruby. Intensity continues on the nose, with dark cherry and sandalwood layering alongside herbs and dirty earth (in a very good way). And yes, the wine is intensely feminine, full-bodied yet elegant, bursting with dark fresh berries and a mélange of black tea, vanilla and cloves topped with Asian spices. Juicy, with noticeable oak spice and earthiness, the intense (catch the theme here?) finish is firm and round, with great structure and a persistence that just won’t be tamed. A Wildcat.

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