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MacLaren Wine

2014 777 Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley
Harvest Date
23rd of September 2014
14 mo's, 100% neutral French oak
Bottling Date
18th of November 2015
Alcohol %

2014 777 Pinot Noir

A very limited bottling using only free run juice from the 777 clone in the Bella Vigna vineyard in Russian River. A darker and spicier expression of Pinot Noir making it closer in style to the Cote de Nuit in Burgundy, France.

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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Upfront on the nose, blackberry and black raspberry is followed with deeper layers of woodsy, forest floor elements and a darker spice and menthol finish. The palate is enveloping and soft with a lovely mid palate lift highlighting blackberry, pomegranate and black cherry and giving the wine a lovely long fruit finish.
Vineyard Notes
The Bella Vigna vineyard is a very steep vineyard planted on top of a south west facing hill. The vineyard is in the cooler southern end of the Russian river valley appellation and is on Goldridge loam. The vineyard is equally planted to the 777 and Swan clones of Pinot Noir.
Winemaker Notes
The 777 pinot was picked along side the Swan clone in late September. The clones were fermented separately and had 14 days of skin contact. A very small amount of the 777 free run juice was kept separate from the rest of the free run and pressed juice and was enough to make a couple of barrels, ~50 cases. The wine was aged for 14 months in a couple of neutral french oak barrels and bottled in November of 2015.
50 cases
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