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2013 Pratt Vineyard Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Vineyard Designation
Pratt Vineyard, Sexton Road
Harvest Date
September 11 & 20, 2013
Sugar
24.6 - 25.5
Acid
.58 gms/100ml
pH
3.67
Aging
11 months sur lie in French Oak, 35% new
Bottling Date
August 18, 2014
Alcohol %
14.5

2013 Pratt Vineyard Pinot Noir

Sonoma Coast

Jim Pratt began developing this vineyard in the late 1990s, on a site south of Graton and West of Sebastopol on the far western portions of the Sonoma Coast in an area known as Laguna Hills and more recently, the Sebastopol Hills. Ridges are mostly northeast to southwest oriented, falling within the main watershed for Atascadero Creek, which flows north into Green Valley creek and on into the Russian River. The slightly sloping hillside receives the classic morning fog and warm afternoons common to the coastal region, producing fruit with great acidity.

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We realized after considering this wine that we had a gripping tale to tell. Every vintage the deft farming touch that Jim Pratt is known for literally wafts from the glass (you know, the famous Pratt nose we never get tired of). This year is no different, with aromas of cardamom, dark fruits and dusty soils giving way to flavors of black cherry accented with Asian Five Spice and an earthy elegance that suggests a bright morning walk through a coastal forest. The finish is, well, gripping. It hugs the side of your mouth and hangs on to your tongue. Swallow, and the sensation lingers. Short term sensory memory loss? No danger of that here. Dark fruits and dusty soils sounds like a Nashville ditty, doesn’t it? Well, this Pratt Vineyard Pinot is definitely a chart topper.

Winemaking:

  • Grapes are hand-picked, hand sorted twice, 100% de-stemmed
  • Five day pre-fermentation cold maceration
  • Blend of RA17 & ICV-GRE yeast
  • Native malolactic fermentation in barrel
  • Battonage weekly for three months Aged 11 months sur lie in French oak, 35% new, balance once and twice filled
  • New French Oak Coopers: Dargaud & Jaegle Sel. #1, Gamba A/N, Ermitage A/V, Radoux Blend Ltd. Edition, Atelier COF, Saurty Aromatic, Rousseau Video
  • Bottled 100% unfined and lightly filtered on August 18, 2014

Clones: 23 | Pommard 4 | 114 | 777

Production: 25 barrels produced

 

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
~ 93 Points / “Grippy, chewy, ripe and expressive with notes of exotic spice, deep forest, berry cobbler and terra cotta.” - Catherine Fallis, MS, Planet Grape
Awards
~ 93 Points / "A translucent garnet color, lightening at the edges. Ah! There is something Old World and Burgundian in this wine’s aromas. Initial notes of damp cellars give way to delicate floral scents, light orange peel, and dark cherries before coming full circle back to leaves and twigs on a forest floor. A pleasant juiciness derives from equal parts underlying acidity and youthful tannic grip. This is a contemplative wine, sure to conjure up dreams from the past, or perhaps visions of the future." - Glen Frederiksen, WineLines Online
Vineyard Notes
~ 90 Pts., Outstanding / “Smooth, ripe cherry mounted on juicy acidity; smooth, rich and dense; spicy and long.” - Anthony Dias Blue, Tasting Panel Magazine
Production Notes
~ “Attractive, mid-weight wine to drink now and over the next years. Sweet red cherry, cranberry, orange peel and game give the 2013 an element of exoticism that is impossible to miss. The Pratt is a bit wild, but also nicely balanced throughout.” - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
Winemaker Notes
~ Gold Star / "Aromas of dark cherry, black and red summer berries, sandalwood, and baking spice. Smooth on the palate, with black cherry, raspberry, and cooked strawberry flavors, over touches of spice, toasted oak, and forest floor. Ripe tannins on the peppery finish. Great wine." Santé Magazine
Food Pairing Notes
~ 90 Points / “Huckleberry and dark cherry mingle around a viscosity of velvety texture and tannin, dusted in notions of black tea, tar and red currant. Light in color, but bold in flavor, this wine speaks to both the cool nature of its vineyard site, and to the style of the winemaker.” - Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast
Other Notes
TASTING NOTES: We realized after considering this wine that we had a gripping tale to tell. Every vintage the deft farming touch that Jim Pratt is known for literally wafts from the glass (you know, the famous Pratt nose we never get tired of). This year is no different, with aromas of cardamom, dark fruits and dusty soils giving way to flavors of black cherry accented with Asian Five Spice and an earthy elegance that suggests a bright morning walk through a coastal forest. The finish is, well, gripping. It hugs the side of your mouth and hangs on to your tongue. Swallow, and the sensation lingers. Short term sensory memory loss? No danger of that here. Dark fruits and dusty soils sounds like a Nashville ditty, doesn’t it? Well, this Pratt Vineyard Pinot is definitely a chart topper.
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2013 Pratt Vineyard Pinot Noir
2013 Pratt Vineyard Pinot Noir

2013 Pratt Vineyard Pinot Noir

Sonoma Coast

Jim Pratt began developing this vineyard in the late 1990s, on a site south of Graton and West of Sebastopol on the far western portions of the Sonoma Coast in an area known as Laguna Hills and more recently, the Sebastopol Hills. Ridges are mostly northeast to southwest oriented, falling within the main watershed for Atascadero Creek, which flows north into Green Valley creek and on into the Russian River. The slightly sloping hillside receives the classic morning fog and warm afternoons common to the coastal region, producing fruit with great acidity.

Add To Cart
$49.00
 
SKU: 13MPPTPN7A
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We realized after considering this wine that we had a gripping tale to tell. Every vintage the deft farming touch that Jim Pratt is known for literally wafts from the glass (you know, the famous Pratt nose we never get tired of). This year is no different, with aromas of cardamom, dark fruits and dusty soils giving way to flavors of black cherry accented with Asian Five Spice and an earthy elegance that suggests a bright morning walk through a coastal forest. The finish is, well, gripping. It hugs the side of your mouth and hangs on to your tongue. Swallow, and the sensation lingers. Short term sensory memory loss? No danger of that here. Dark fruits and dusty soils sounds like a Nashville ditty, doesn’t it? Well, this Pratt Vineyard Pinot is definitely a chart topper.

Winemaking:

  • Grapes are hand-picked, hand sorted twice, 100% de-stemmed
  • Five day pre-fermentation cold maceration
  • Blend of RA17 & ICV-GRE yeast
  • Native malolactic fermentation in barrel
  • Battonage weekly for three months Aged 11 months sur lie in French oak, 35% new, balance once and twice filled
  • New French Oak Coopers: Dargaud & Jaegle Sel. #1, Gamba A/N, Ermitage A/V, Radoux Blend Ltd. Edition, Atelier COF, Saurty Aromatic, Rousseau Video
  • Bottled 100% unfined and lightly filtered on August 18, 2014

Clones: 23 | Pommard 4 | 114 | 777

Production: 25 barrels produced

 

Vintage
2013
Sugar
24.6 - 25.5
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Acid
.58 gms/100ml
Bottling Date
August 18, 2014
Vineyard Designation
Pratt Vineyard, Sexton Road
Aging
11 months sur lie in French Oak, 35% new
Alcohol %
14.5
Harvest Date
September 11 & 20, 2013

Tasting Notes
~ 93 Points / “Grippy, chewy, ripe and expressive with notes of exotic spice, deep forest, berry cobbler and terra cotta.” - Catherine Fallis, MS, Planet Grape

Awards
~ 93 Points / "A translucent garnet color, lightening at the edges. Ah! There is something Old World and Burgundian in this wine’s aromas. Initial notes of damp cellars give way to delicate floral scents, light orange peel, and dark cherries before coming full circle back to leaves and twigs on a forest floor. A pleasant juiciness derives from equal parts underlying acidity and youthful tannic grip. This is a contemplative wine, sure to conjure up dreams from the past, or perhaps visions of the future." - Glen Frederiksen, WineLines Online

Vineyard Notes
~ 90 Pts., Outstanding / “Smooth, ripe cherry mounted on juicy acidity; smooth, rich and dense; spicy and long.” - Anthony Dias Blue, Tasting Panel Magazine

Production Notes
~ “Attractive, mid-weight wine to drink now and over the next years. Sweet red cherry, cranberry, orange peel and game give the 2013 an element of exoticism that is impossible to miss. The Pratt is a bit wild, but also nicely balanced throughout.” - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

Winemaker Notes
~ Gold Star / "Aromas of dark cherry, black and red summer berries, sandalwood, and baking spice. Smooth on the palate, with black cherry, raspberry, and cooked strawberry flavors, over touches of spice, toasted oak, and forest floor. Ripe tannins on the peppery finish. Great wine." Santé Magazine

Food Pairing Notes
~ 90 Points / “Huckleberry and dark cherry mingle around a viscosity of velvety texture and tannin, dusted in notions of black tea, tar and red currant. Light in color, but bold in flavor, this wine speaks to both the cool nature of its vineyard site, and to the style of the winemaker.” - Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast

Other Notes
TASTING NOTES: We realized after considering this wine that we had a gripping tale to tell. Every vintage the deft farming touch that Jim Pratt is known for literally wafts from the glass (you know, the famous Pratt nose we never get tired of). This year is no different, with aromas of cardamom, dark fruits and dusty soils giving way to flavors of black cherry accented with Asian Five Spice and an earthy elegance that suggests a bright morning walk through a coastal forest. The finish is, well, gripping. It hugs the side of your mouth and hangs on to your tongue. Swallow, and the sensation lingers. Short term sensory memory loss? No danger of that here. Dark fruits and dusty soils sounds like a Nashville ditty, doesn’t it? Well, this Pratt Vineyard Pinot is definitely a chart topper.

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