Magnum - 2017 777 Clones ~ Pinot Noir ~ Russian River Valley ~ 1.5 L
Our 777 Clones is another compelling blending exercise that we are so excited we started making. Inviting from the outset, this vibrant ruby red wine just looks amazing in the glass. There's seductive and pretty, purple and red fruit kissed by a touch of oak on the nose, with perfume notes emerging as the wine opens. The wine's aromas are beautiful, but in the palate, they are magnificent! Red and black raspberry with tart cherry flavors wrapped in subtle warm barrel spice conduct a symphony on the palate. It's hard to differentiate the sweet from the tart flavors, kind of like hibiscus tea. All delivered in a medium-bodied wine with mouthwatering acidity and a super long finish. This wine is special. Enjoy now and in years to come.
What started out as an experiment, has turned into a permanent part of our program due to the overwhelming popularity. The 777 Clones continues to amaze and delight each year.
This wine is made from grapes harvested from a number of our favorite vineyards, giving us flavors from five different soils and micro climates. All these vineyards blended together allow us to create a complete, full-bodied wine from just one clone. Each vineyard provides an element of flavor that makes this one of the best wines we produce.
11 months in Francois Fréres French Oak, 70% new, 30% 1-2 year old