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2014 Wildcat Vineyard Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Vineyard Designation
Wildcat Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 9, 2014
Sugar
23.8 Brix
Acid
.56 gms/100ml
pH
3.6
Aging
Aged sur lie 11 months in French Oak, 34% new
Bottling Date
August 3, 2015
Alcohol %
14.1

2014 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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SKU: 14MPWCPN7A

Any discussion of this wine always focuses on the ‘are you kidding me?’ angle because this vineyard sits so close to San Pablo Bay
in a rough, challenging environment where the vines are rarely out of the marine layer and a punishing wind. There’s a savage, feral character that’s easy to believe is the badge of a survivor. Dark fruits abound, as do spices, in a full-bodied wine that delivers a surprisingly lithe and elegant display of femininity, pretty in its own way with aromas and flavors tinged with strawberry, rhubarb and rich black tea. There are days when you can hear the roar of the racetrack not far away, a fitting anthem for a Pinot Noir that stands apart.

Winemaking:

  • Grapes were hand picked and hand sorted twice, 100% de-stemmed
  • Five day pre-fermentation cold maceration
  • Native fermentation
  • Native malolactic fermentation in barrel
  • Battonage weekly for three months
  • Aged 11 months in 100% French oak, 34% new, balance in once and twice filled
  • New French Oak Coopers: Boutes Grand Reserve, Ermitage A/V, Vicard Origine
  • Bottled 100% unfined and unfiltered on August 3, 2015

Clones: 115 | 667 | 777 

Production: 9 barrels produced (210 cases)

Wine Profile
Ratings
~ 91 Pts. / "Pale and silky; lush and smooth, ripe cherry and spice; tangy and fresh, bright and long." - Anthony Dias Blue, Tasting Panel Magazine
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2014 Wildcat Vineyard Pinot Noir
2014 Wildcat Vineyard Pinot Noir

2014 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: 14MPWCPN7A
In Stock

Any discussion of this wine always focuses on the ‘are you kidding me?’ angle because this vineyard sits so close to San Pablo Bay
in a rough, challenging environment where the vines are rarely out of the marine layer and a punishing wind. There’s a savage, feral character that’s easy to believe is the badge of a survivor. Dark fruits abound, as do spices, in a full-bodied wine that delivers a surprisingly lithe and elegant display of femininity, pretty in its own way with aromas and flavors tinged with strawberry, rhubarb and rich black tea. There are days when you can hear the roar of the racetrack not far away, a fitting anthem for a Pinot Noir that stands apart.

Winemaking:

  • Grapes were hand picked and hand sorted twice, 100% de-stemmed
  • Five day pre-fermentation cold maceration
  • Native fermentation
  • Native malolactic fermentation in barrel
  • Battonage weekly for three months
  • Aged 11 months in 100% French oak, 34% new, balance in once and twice filled
  • New French Oak Coopers: Boutes Grand Reserve, Ermitage A/V, Vicard Origine
  • Bottled 100% unfined and unfiltered on August 3, 2015

Clones: 115 | 667 | 777 

Production: 9 barrels produced (210 cases)

Vintage
2014
Sugar
23.8 Brix
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Acid
.56 gms/100ml
Bottling Date
August 3, 2015
Vineyard Designation
Wildcat Vineyard
Aging
Aged sur lie 11 months in French Oak, 34% new
Alcohol %
14.1
Harvest Date
September 9, 2014

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