Donnelly Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015
Bottle Sizes 750ml
Appellation Anderson Valley
Wine Type Red - Still
Varietals Pinot Noir
Vineyard Donnelly Creek Vineyard: Mary Elke planted Donnelly Creek vineyard in 1991. As the name suggests, it is planted at the confluence of the Donnelly and Anderson Creeks, on the creeks’ banks, in rocky soils, just outside of Boonville in the Anderson Valley. Its position allows it to take advantage of the marine-influenced cool temperatures at night, low lying morning fog and long, even growing days. We have selected a mixture of Pommard, Dijon and Stang clones, farmed with care (mostly by Mary) in a Fish Friendly Farming vineyard.
Soil Franciscan Loam
Viticulture Cane pruned, double guyot and arc cover trained.
Vinification Fermented at 40% whole cluster. All clones are co-fermented; there is no blending prior to bottling. Raised in neutral oak with native yeasts. The wine was never racked and minimally sulfured prior to bottling, which was done without fining or filtration.
Aging Aged for 12 months in neutral oak.
Production 370 cases.
Notes Cherry and rhubarb aromas frame a serious nose of dried flowers, clove, cinnamon & spicy red fruit. The palate is silky and long with a ton of wild berries, brown spices and high-toned florals. Elegant and seamless with a chewy sinewy framework.
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