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2015 Martaella Vineyard Pinot Noir 1.5L


Deep ruby in color the vibrant raspberry, Bing cherry and sarsaparilla aromas almost leap from the glass.  On the palate the wines juicy mouthfeel is supported by cherry and blackberry flavors, building through the mid-palate to the fine grain tannins on the finish.  An intriguing blend of power and restraint this Pinot Noir is both savory and delicately sweet.

Winemaker Notes

A warm February and March lead to early bud break in 2015. The warm winter transitioned to May temperatures that were actually colder than temps in January and February. These cold temperatures at bloom delayed flowering and fruit set was compromised. The poor set resulted in yields being reduced by as much as 50% in some of our vineyards. The summer weather can be characterized by cool nights and foggy morning and resulted in veraison that was 1 to 2 weeks ahead of 2014. The harvest was our earliest on record for Benovia and ended quickly due to the low yields.

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby in color the vibrant raspberry, Bing cherry and sarsaparilla aromas almost leap from the glass. On the palate the wines juicy mouthfeel is supported by cherry and blackberry flavors, building through the mid-palate to the fine grain tannins on the finish. An intriguing blend of power and restraint this Pinot Noir is both savory and delicately sweet.

Vineyard Notes

This is now the third release of this spectacular single-vineyard Pinot Noir from our estate vineyard at the winery that is named in honor of the mothers of Joe Anderson and Mary Dewane. Only Heirloom Pinot Noir clones from were chosen for this intense but delicate Pinot Noir. The grapes are harvested at night and the fruit was rigorously hand sorted prior to partial destemming and then berry selected before open top fermentation. With ideal fruit and stem maturity, we decided for the second year to ferment several clones with ~25% whole cluster for this vintage.

Specifications

Vintage 2015
Varietal Pinot Noir
Harvest Date September 4th, 12th, 18th, 2015
Acid .58 mg/L
PH 3.62
Aging 17 months in French Oak, 38% new
Bottling Date Marh 2017
Alcohol % 14.3
Size 1.5 L

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