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2013
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Vineyard Designation
Susanna's Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 20 & 23, 2013
Sugar
24.5˚ - 25˚
Acid
.56gms/100ml
pH
3.57
Aging
Aged 16 months sur lie in French oak, 45% new, balance once and twice filled.
Fermentation
Six day pre-fermentation cold maceration. Primary fermentation started native, then finished with a half dose of D254 & Burgundy yeasts in separate tanks. Native malolactic fermentation in barrel.
Bottling Date
Bottled 100% unfined and unfiltered on February 24, 2015
Alcohol %
14.7

2013 "The Flyer" Pinot Noir, Double Magnum

The Flyer is a bottling we have reserved for special vineyards: Maybe a vineyard we won't always have access to or maybe one where the vineyard owner asked us to make their wine, because that’s what happens here in our small community of fellow winemakers. This 2013 bottling fits the bill, from the Susanna's Vineyard in Russian River Valley. This Pinot Noir vineyard was first planted in 2006 and we were the first winery to explore the promise of the vineyard.  We sure like it so far, and we bet you will too. 

Only Two Bottled
In Stock
Add To Cart
$305.00
 
SKU: 13mpflpn3

Susanna’s Vineyard has long put a spell on us (think Nina Simone, sultry and bittersweet) and we’ve once again returned
here to the coolest part of the coast for an encore edition of The Flyer. Rich in color with a ruby hue, jammy on the nose with dark red fruit and violets accented by cloves, it grabs your attention. The unique clonal selections show in the full-bodied and weighty, voluptuous and somewhat supple mouthfeel. A silkiness leads to complex layers of forest floor, black cherry and plums, with hints of white pepper and earthy spiciness. Nina was known for flying ever higher. We think she’d approve of this wine.

Winemaking:

  • Grapes were hand picked and hand sorted twice, 100% de-stemmed
  • Six day pre-fermentation cold maceration
  • Primary fermentation started native, then finished with a half dose of D254 & Burgundy
  • yeasts in separate tanks
  • Native malolactic fermentation in barrel
  • Batonnage weekly for 3 months
  • Aged 16 months sur lie in French oak, 45% new, balance once and twice filled
  • New French Oak Coopers: Gamba A/N, Ermitage Bertrange (puncheon/300L), Atelier
  • COF (steam bent barrel)
  • Bottled 100% unfined and unfiltered on February 24, 2015

Clones: Calera | Dehlinger Swan | Quail Hill Vineyard Swan

Production: 11 barrels, handcrafted

 

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
~ 94 Pts. "Hedonistic Pleasure" / "From Susanna’s Vineyard, using a combination of Calera, Dehlinger Swan, and Quail Hill Vineyard Swan clones. This red is pretty in the glass, with a bright ruby flashiness. High-toned oak scents of clove and peppermint play counterpoint to dark flowers and sleek red fruits. Enchanting and seductive in the mouth, it trips lightly across the palate and finishes with mineral and spice notes rarely seen outside of Burgundy. This is a stunning rendition of Pinot Noir, delicious now, but capable of aging gracefully for a decade or more, gaining additional nuance along the way." - Glen Frederiksen, WIneLines Online
Awards
~ 93 Pts. "Outstanding" / “Smooth, lush and ripe with rich texture and a long, creamy style; spicy, fresh, balanced and elegant.” - Anthony Dias Blue, Tasting Panel Magazine
Vineyard Notes
~ 93 Pts. "Highly Recommended" / “Lusciously ripe and earthy with notes of cranberry, cherry, pomegranate, fig, white pepper, mushroom, and coffee bean.” - Catherine Fallis, MS, Planet Grape
Production Notes
~ 91 Pts. / "Let this burly, big-boned beauty open to fully enjoy its robust oak and fistfuls of black cherry, the oak showing in terms of toasty slightly reductive aromas. A smooth texture keeps the wine flowing along a concentrated highway of power and ripeness." - Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast
Other Notes
TASTING NOTES: Susanna’s Vineyard has long put a spell on us (think Nina Simone, sultry and bittersweet) and we’ve once again returned here to the coolest part of the coast for an encore edition of The Flyer. Rich in color with a ruby hue, jammy on the nose with dark red fruit and violets accented by cloves, it grabs your attention. The unique clonal selections show in the full-bodied and weighty, voluptuous and somewhat supple mouthfeel. A silkiness leads to complex layers of forest floor, black cherry and plums, with hints of white pepper and earthy spiciness. Nina was known for flying ever higher. We think she’d approve of this wine.
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2013
2013

2013 "The Flyer" Pinot Noir, Double Magnum

The Flyer is a bottling we have reserved for special vineyards: Maybe a vineyard we won't always have access to or maybe one where the vineyard owner asked us to make their wine, because that’s what happens here in our small community of fellow winemakers. This 2013 bottling fits the bill, from the Susanna's Vineyard in Russian River Valley. This Pinot Noir vineyard was first planted in 2006 and we were the first winery to explore the promise of the vineyard.  We sure like it so far, and we bet you will too. 

Add To Cart
$305.00
 
SKU: 13mpflpn3
In Stock
Only Two Bottled

Susanna’s Vineyard has long put a spell on us (think Nina Simone, sultry and bittersweet) and we’ve once again returned
here to the coolest part of the coast for an encore edition of The Flyer. Rich in color with a ruby hue, jammy on the nose with dark red fruit and violets accented by cloves, it grabs your attention. The unique clonal selections show in the full-bodied and weighty, voluptuous and somewhat supple mouthfeel. A silkiness leads to complex layers of forest floor, black cherry and plums, with hints of white pepper and earthy spiciness. Nina was known for flying ever higher. We think she’d approve of this wine.

Winemaking:

  • Grapes were hand picked and hand sorted twice, 100% de-stemmed
  • Six day pre-fermentation cold maceration
  • Primary fermentation started native, then finished with a half dose of D254 & Burgundy
  • yeasts in separate tanks
  • Native malolactic fermentation in barrel
  • Batonnage weekly for 3 months
  • Aged 16 months sur lie in French oak, 45% new, balance once and twice filled
  • New French Oak Coopers: Gamba A/N, Ermitage Bertrange (puncheon/300L), Atelier
  • COF (steam bent barrel)
  • Bottled 100% unfined and unfiltered on February 24, 2015

Clones: Calera | Dehlinger Swan | Quail Hill Vineyard Swan

Production: 11 barrels, handcrafted

 

Vintage
2013
Sugar
24.5˚ - 25˚
Fermentation
Six day pre-fermentation cold maceration. Primary fermentation started native, then finished with a half dose of D254 & Burgundy yeasts in separate tanks. Native malolactic fermentation in barrel.
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Acid
.56gms/100ml
Bottling Date
Bottled 100% unfined and unfiltered on February 24, 2015
Vineyard Designation
Susanna's Vineyard
Aging
Aged 16 months sur lie in French oak, 45% new, balance once and twice filled.
Alcohol %
14.7
Harvest Date
September 20 & 23, 2013

Tasting Notes
~ 94 Pts. "Hedonistic Pleasure" / "From Susanna’s Vineyard, using a combination of Calera, Dehlinger Swan, and Quail Hill Vineyard Swan clones. This red is pretty in the glass, with a bright ruby flashiness. High-toned oak scents of clove and peppermint play counterpoint to dark flowers and sleek red fruits. Enchanting and seductive in the mouth, it trips lightly across the palate and finishes with mineral and spice notes rarely seen outside of Burgundy. This is a stunning rendition of Pinot Noir, delicious now, but capable of aging gracefully for a decade or more, gaining additional nuance along the way." - Glen Frederiksen, WIneLines Online

Awards
~ 93 Pts. "Outstanding" / “Smooth, lush and ripe with rich texture and a long, creamy style; spicy, fresh, balanced and elegant.” - Anthony Dias Blue, Tasting Panel Magazine

Vineyard Notes
~ 93 Pts. "Highly Recommended" / “Lusciously ripe and earthy with notes of cranberry, cherry, pomegranate, fig, white pepper, mushroom, and coffee bean.” - Catherine Fallis, MS, Planet Grape

Production Notes
~ 91 Pts. / "Let this burly, big-boned beauty open to fully enjoy its robust oak and fistfuls of black cherry, the oak showing in terms of toasty slightly reductive aromas. A smooth texture keeps the wine flowing along a concentrated highway of power and ripeness." - Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast

Other Notes
TASTING NOTES: Susanna’s Vineyard has long put a spell on us (think Nina Simone, sultry and bittersweet) and we’ve once again returned here to the coolest part of the coast for an encore edition of The Flyer. Rich in color with a ruby hue, jammy on the nose with dark red fruit and violets accented by cloves, it grabs your attention. The unique clonal selections show in the full-bodied and weighty, voluptuous and somewhat supple mouthfeel. A silkiness leads to complex layers of forest floor, black cherry and plums, with hints of white pepper and earthy spiciness. Nina was known for flying ever higher. We think she’d approve of this wine.

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