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Crafted as a selection of our favorite blocks and barrels of wine from some of the most exceptional vineyards in the Russian River Valley, our debut 2013 Boots Block Pinot Noir is a blend of 50% Jenkins Vineyard, 22% Cummings Vineyard, 15% Bootlegger’s Hill and 13% Stephens Vineyard. Due the low yields in 2013, these lots were noteworthy for their exceptional color and dark flavors. 

The grapes were harvested by hand at night, prior a five-day cold soak. During fermentation, the wines were given two punch downs a day before being barreled down and given extended aging in order to allow the tannins to fully integrate. 

The result is a lush and alluring wine with heady aromas of cherry, blackberry, bramble, cedar and forest floor, as well as hints of smoked meat, fig and ripe plum. The dark cherry layers are echoed on the palate, where they are underscored by bright acidity, firm, integrated tannins, and hints of sarsaparilla and spice.

 

Appellation
Russian River Valley
Varietal
100% pinot noir
Clones
667, 115, 777, Pommard
Planted
2001 to 2009
Yield
3.7 tons per acre
Soil
Mix of Rhyolite, red clay and Goldridge
Climate
Cool nights, foggy mornings and warm afternoons
Cooperage
Francois Freres, Louis Latour, Remond - 40% new
pH
3.58
Acid
7.0 grams per liter
Alcohol
14.2%
Production
Strictly limited production, only 420 cases produced 
Cellar Recommendation
Enjoy now through 2023

2013
Boots Block
Pinot Noir