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Single Vineyard Santa Nella Pinot Noir 2018

The Santa Nella Ranch is located at the western edge of the Russian River Valley Appellation. Here the proximity to the coast makes for a very cool climate that is moderated by the vineyard’s southeastern facing slope. The vineyard was first established in the 1880s and produced one of the first Russian River Pinot Noirs in 1957.

Winemakers Notes

The 2018 vintage was mild and try leading to a more historically average picking date. Our Santa Nella Pinot Noir grapes were night harvested on September 27th, 2018. We destemmed the grapes into stainless steel tanks and cold soaked them before undergoing fermentation for 3 weeks. The young wine was then pressed off the skins, settled and racked into 35% new oak barrels where the wine aged for 15 months.

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  • Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Appellation: Russian River Valley Santa Nella Vineyard
  • Aging: Aged in small French oak barrels for 15 months
  • Acidity: 6.6
  • pH: 3.51
  • Alcohol: 15.2%