Pinot Noir

2011

MACPHAIL SANGIACOMO PINOT NOIR .750

Pinot Noir

750 ML

$49.99

Product Description

pH: 3.42 | TA: .57 gms/100ml | Alc: 13.1% by volume 10 barrels handcrafted (263 cases - 9L) CA Suggested retail: $49/btl Release Date: Fall 2013 2010 | 90 pts Tanzer IWC 2009 | 95 pts Pinot Report 2007 | 93 pts Pinot Report | 93 pts WE | 92 pts WS James MacPhail, Winemaker VINEYARD WINEMAKING Grapes were hand picked and hand sorted twice ~ 100% de-stemmed 5-day pre-fermentation cold maceration ~ 8 days total cuvaison Started indigenous yeast fermentation then added yeast strain D254 Native malolactic fermentation in barrel Batonnage (stirring of the lees) in barrel once every week for 3 months Aged 11 months sur lie in 100% French oak: 50% new / 25% 1-yr old / 25% 2-yr old New Coopers: Dargaud & Jaegle / Saury / Mercurey / Rousseau / Ermitage Bottled 100% unfined and unfiltered on August 7, 2012 WINE COMPOSITION PAST ACCOLADES PRODUCTION MY NOTES: Lets mix a few metaphors: if musician George Duke had a glass of this wonderful wine, hed instantly say hey, that Sangiacomo gots funk (in a very good way). Willie Wonka would think hed found the golden ticket all over again, and proclaim the flavors and aromas to be an everlasting gobstopper. Okay, confused? Dont be. The cooling winds blowing through the Petaluma Gap from the Estero Americano help these clusters linger until theyre generally among the last to be harvested each year. The result is fruit with lovely grippy tannins and aromas and flavors of black cherry, oak and holiday spice balanced with a flip side showing cola and cocoa and have you ever had it? cherries jubilee. The Sangiacomos are one of Sonomas oldest and most treasured farming families, and were quite happy to show off fruit from this vineyard.

Details

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Region: Sonoma Coast

Region Description:

In California, This is a 500,000 acre wine region spanning from San Pablo Bay to the border of Mendocino County. The appellation runs down the coast of the Pacific Ocean and is known for its cool climate and high rainfall. The grapes that produce the best wines from this region are Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.