Magnum - 2013 Nunes Vineyard ~ Pinot Noir ~ Russian River Valley ~ 1.5 L

Tasting Notes

This ruby red wine beckons the senses with an earthly, spicy cherry nose. On the palate, deeper red fruit fuses with herb and earth notes. This firmly structured wine, with dense tannin and acidity, will benefit from additional bottle again. Delicious now with food, particularly robust fare like lamb and steak entrees.

Production Notes

16 cases

Winemaker Notes

Located on the last of Russian River Valley’s alluvial bench with its silty clay loam soil, Nunes Vineyard provides us perfectly ripened 115, 667, 777 clonal grapes vintage after vintage. The valley’s renowned fog is a natural cooling system influencing from two directions, the Pacific Ocean from the West, and San Francisco Bay from the South, the perfect condition for a long cool growing season. Fred and Wendy Nunes combine a passion for growing Pinot Noir with a comprehensive knowledge of their vineyard and the science that drives it. Between Mother nature and the Nunes’, this vineyard has all the components we need to produce stellar Pinot Noir that speaks from the vineyard.

We have carefully refined our winemaking techniques in a way that defines our unique Pinot Noirs, separating the grapes by clone and vineyard during fermentation and aging. This gives us many more blending options. We cold soak the grapes two to three days before adding several different types of yeast, cultured specifically for Pinot Noir. During the seven to twelve days it takes to ferment, we hand-punch each fermenter, up to four times a day to ensure that the temperature doesn’t get too warm. Once the juice is fermented, we press the fruit and move the wine into Francois Fréres French oak barrels, and then age for at least 11 months before bottling.

Cooperage Notes

40% new, 40% 1 year old, 20% 2 year old

$146  ·  Add To Cart
VarietalPinot Noir
Alcohol12.50%
Bottle1500ml
Bottled2014-08-30
Harvest Date2013-09-17
ph Level3.7
Residual SugarDry
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