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2017 Banshee Rice-Spivak Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

2017 Banshee Rice-Spivak Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

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We picture this Pinot Noir being popped open by hobbits as they enjoy a humble beef stew or rich beef bourguignon. Delicate aromatics reminiscent of fall and crisp, crunchy dried maple leaves lead to soft raspberry flavors, autumnal spices and a hint of nutty peanut butter with a tartness on the finish. If you can resist, stash away “my precious”.

Winemaker Notes

We picture this Pinot Noir being popped open by Gandalf and his Hobbit buddies in Hobbiton as they enjoy a humble beef stew or rich beef bourguignon. Delicate aromatics reminiscent of fall and crisp, crunchy dried maple leaves lead to soft raspberry flavors, autumnal spices and a hint of nutty peanut butter with a tartness on the finish. If you can resist, stash away “my precious”.

Composition

100% Pinot Noir

Wine Specs

Vintage
2017
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Harvest Date
September 5th, 2017
Acid
5.73 g/L
pH
3.34
Aging
18 months in 30% new French oak barrels: Taransaud & Fracois Freres
Alcohol %
13.4

Production Notes

Hand-harvested on September 5th, 2017, sorted, and 90% destemmed before going into small fermenters for a 4-day cold soak. Native yeast fermentation and pressed at dryness in a basket press. Aged for 18 months in 30% new French oak barrels: Taransaud & François Frères.

Vineyard Notes

100% Rice-Spivak Vineyard, Sonoma Coast. Rice-Spivak vineyard sits south of the town of Sebastopol, on the northern edge of the Petaluma Wine Gap. While it might be quite hot just a few miles in either direction, Rice-Spivak is in a 10-15 degree pocket where the sunlight allows for a different and unique type of phenolic development. The soils at Rice-Spivak are mostly typical of the region, exhibiting qualities of Goldridge loam series, but volcanic ash is also sprinkled through the soil substructure. In addition, the vineyard is north-facing which plays a significant role in the type of deep flavor development realized in the vineyard.