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2018 Lakeview Vineyard Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Vineyard Designation
Lakeview Vineyard
Harvest Date
August 27, 2014
Sugar
24.2 Brix
Acid
.62 gms/100ml
pH
3.4
Aging
Aged sur lie 11 months in French Oak, 25% new
Bottling Date
August 4, 2015
Alcohol %
13.8

2018 Lakeview Vineyard Pinot Noir

Green Valley of the Russian River Valley

This is classic Green Valley, fragrant and begging for attention. The small, 8.6 acre vineyard is just northwest of Sundawg Ridge, sloping gently east to west with well drained Goldridge sandy loam soil, benefitting from the spring-fed lake that inspired the vineyard name.

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$65.00
 
SKU: 18MPLVPN7

The Lakeview vineyard was re-imagined a few years ago, with new clones introduced. The impact is now clear. This wine provides the simple answer to why people fall in love with Pinot Noir. It doesn’t require much thought or evaluation, it’s in your face fun, the kind of wine that inspires devotion. There’s an aromatic explosion of bright red candied fruit and sweet oak, even though the oak has been dialed back a bit from previous vintages. Soft and luscious, with plush tannins and a hint of earthiness, it’s the kind of wine called ‘pretty’. Well structured, simply put, a thing of beauty.

Winemaking:

  • Grapes are hand-picked, hand sorted twice, 100% de-stemmed
  • Five day pre-fermentation cold maceration
  • BGY yeast
  • Native fermentation in barrel

Clones: 114 & 115

 

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
~ 95 Points, 4 1/2 Stars / “The Russian River Valley has certainly become one of the greatest Pinot Noir appellations on the planet and this gorgeous wine is proof positive. MacPhail offers pure hedonistic pleasure as it just flows over you with each sip. It’s an utterly charming Pinot Noir. Just eight barrels produced.” - Sean Ludford, BevX.com
Vineyard Notes
~ 90 Points, "Outstanding"/ “Silky and smooth with spice and bright cherry fruit; spicy, balanced and long; fresh and bright.” - Anthony Dias Blue, Tasting Panel
Production Notes
~90 Points, "Very Highly Recommended" / “Medium ruby; forward, toasty, black cherry fruit aroma with hints of clove and cocoa; medium to medium-full body; supple, plummy, earthy, red fruit flavors with herbal notes and undertones of sweet oak; medium to medium-full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Deserving a few more years of bottle aging.” - Nicholas Ponomareff, California Grapevine
Winemaker Notes
~ 90 Points, "Highly Recommended" / “This is a full-bodied, voluptuous and intense wine, with plenty of flair and complexity. A richness of berry pie is complemented by tangy acidity and layers of texture, finishing light and bright.” - Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast
Food Pairing Notes
~ 90 Points / “Lively, lightly chewy and fresh with notes of cherry cobbler, seared duck breast and vanilla bean.” - Catherine Fallis MS, The Planet Grape Wine Review
Other Notes
TASTING NOTES: The Lakeview vineyard was re-imagined a few years ago, with new clones introduced. The impact is now clear. This wine provides the simple answer to why people fall in love with Pinot Noir. It doesn’t require much thought or evaluation, it’s in your face fun, the kind of wine that inspires devotion. There’s an aromatic explosion of bright red candied fruit and sweet oak, even though the oak has been dialed back a bit from previous vintages. Soft and luscious, with plush tannins and a hint of earthiness, it’s the kind of wine called ‘pretty’. Well structured, simply put, a thing of beauty.
2018 Lakeview Vineyard Pinot Noir
2018 Lakeview Vineyard Pinot Noir

2018 Lakeview Vineyard Pinot Noir

Green Valley of the Russian River Valley

This is classic Green Valley, fragrant and begging for attention. The small, 8.6 acre vineyard is just northwest of Sundawg Ridge, sloping gently east to west with well drained Goldridge sandy loam soil, benefitting from the spring-fed lake that inspired the vineyard name.

Add To Cart
$65.00
 
SKU: 18MPLVPN7
In Stock

The Lakeview vineyard was re-imagined a few years ago, with new clones introduced. The impact is now clear. This wine provides the simple answer to why people fall in love with Pinot Noir. It doesn’t require much thought or evaluation, it’s in your face fun, the kind of wine that inspires devotion. There’s an aromatic explosion of bright red candied fruit and sweet oak, even though the oak has been dialed back a bit from previous vintages. Soft and luscious, with plush tannins and a hint of earthiness, it’s the kind of wine called ‘pretty’. Well structured, simply put, a thing of beauty.

Winemaking:

  • Grapes are hand-picked, hand sorted twice, 100% de-stemmed
  • Five day pre-fermentation cold maceration
  • BGY yeast
  • Native fermentation in barrel

Clones: 114 & 115

 

Vintage
2017
Sugar
24.2 Brix
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Acid
.62 gms/100ml
Bottling Date
August 4, 2015
Vineyard Designation
Lakeview Vineyard
Aging
Aged sur lie 11 months in French Oak, 25% new
Alcohol %
13.8
Harvest Date
August 27, 2014

Tasting Notes
~ 95 Points, 4 1/2 Stars / “The Russian River Valley has certainly become one of the greatest Pinot Noir appellations on the planet and this gorgeous wine is proof positive. MacPhail offers pure hedonistic pleasure as it just flows over you with each sip. It’s an utterly charming Pinot Noir. Just eight barrels produced.” - Sean Ludford, BevX.com

Vineyard Notes
~ 90 Points, "Outstanding"/ “Silky and smooth with spice and bright cherry fruit; spicy, balanced and long; fresh and bright.” - Anthony Dias Blue, Tasting Panel

Production Notes
~90 Points, "Very Highly Recommended" / “Medium ruby; forward, toasty, black cherry fruit aroma with hints of clove and cocoa; medium to medium-full body; supple, plummy, earthy, red fruit flavors with herbal notes and undertones of sweet oak; medium to medium-full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Deserving a few more years of bottle aging.” - Nicholas Ponomareff, California Grapevine

Winemaker Notes
~ 90 Points, "Highly Recommended" / “This is a full-bodied, voluptuous and intense wine, with plenty of flair and complexity. A richness of berry pie is complemented by tangy acidity and layers of texture, finishing light and bright.” - Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast

Food Pairing Notes
~ 90 Points / “Lively, lightly chewy and fresh with notes of cherry cobbler, seared duck breast and vanilla bean.” - Catherine Fallis MS, The Planet Grape Wine Review

Other Notes
TASTING NOTES: The Lakeview vineyard was re-imagined a few years ago, with new clones introduced. The impact is now clear. This wine provides the simple answer to why people fall in love with Pinot Noir. It doesn’t require much thought or evaluation, it’s in your face fun, the kind of wine that inspires devotion. There’s an aromatic explosion of bright red candied fruit and sweet oak, even though the oak has been dialed back a bit from previous vintages. Soft and luscious, with plush tannins and a hint of earthiness, it’s the kind of wine called ‘pretty’. Well structured, simply put, a thing of beauty.

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