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MacLaren Wine

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Bennett Valley
Harvest Date
Various
Aging
14 months
Bottling Date
November 15, 2016
Alcohol %
13.7

2016 Heather Pinot Noir

Lovely spices ripe cherries, black tea notes and a smooth, earthy finish.

 

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SKU: 16-PN-HEA
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Heather Pinot Noir greets you with a lovely spice aroma which continues to lift as the wine opens up in the glass. The palate is velvety and expansive, highlighting ripe cherries, black tea notes and a smooth, earthy finish.
Vineyard Notes
Located at an elevation of 1,000 ft and nestled in the southern part of the Bennett Valley appellation, Steiner Ranch gets plenty of fog and wind. The vines enjoy the cool days and the red volcanic soil, producing a robust style of Pinot Noir. Multiple clones are planted in the vineyard and in 2016 we selected clones 115, 667 and Pommard.
Winemaker Notes
The vineyard was picked three times with the Pommard clone first, the 115 clone next and followed later with the 667 clone. The different grapes were fermented separately and the juice was on the skins for 14 days prior to being pressed off to tank where the wine was integrated before racking to barrel. The wine was racked to 100% neutral French oak barrels before aging for 14 months and bottling unfiltered and unfined.
Food Pairing Notes
Savory and earthy dishes such as duck confit with Chanterelles, white cheddar polenta and hard cheeses.
Production
200 cases
Product Reviews
Michelle Colonna's Gravatar
Michelle Colonna
(Oct 10, 2019 at 5:14 PM)
Unique Pinot Noir that stands out from the others you might be used to having! This is a "gulit-free" wine that you just cannot stop drinking once it hits our mouth, so enjoyable!

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