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2019 Earl Stephens Pinot Noir
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Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley
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2019 Earl Stephens Pinot Noir

95 points | Wine Enthusiast  | "Beautiful, edgy flavors of rhubarb and sour cherries join ripe black cherries in this powerfully fruity wine. Savory touches of pine and mint add extra interest, while subtle oak spices from 35% new French barrels hardly intrude on the fruit. Light tannins and good balance make it especially mouth-watering"  —James Gordon

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Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir

Appellation: Russian River Valley 

Sensory Notes: The 2019 vintage really highlights the complexities of the blend of four clones. Clone 4 adds pretty, red floral elements, and lighter notes that are a direct result of their lower brix levels at harvest. A dark garnet hue draws one in to explosive aromatics of tart cherries, juniper and plum. Beautifully balanced between fruit, acid and tannins this wine is already showing depth of fruit--tart cherries and italian plums--as well as herbal and oak influences with the juniper and wild mountain mint characteristics. Silkiness is long drawn out on the finish.

Winemaker Notes: The fruit from Stephens Vineyard was harvested by hand at night to ensure that it arrived at the winery cool, and in pristine condition. It then went through a five-to-seven-day cold soak, followed by a native yeast fermentation, with punch-downs applied twice-daily. The four clones (4, 115, 667, 777) were co-fermented, with 95% destemmed grapes and 5% whole clusters. The wine was aged for 11 months in French oak barrels, 40% of which were new.