Pinot Noir


Pinot Noir

750 ML


Product Description

APPELLATION One of the smallest appellations on the Sonoma Coast, Green Valley of Russian River Valley has a cool climate, a result of the fog that comes from the Pacific Ocean each evening. The cooler weather and well- drained Goldridge soils create an idyllic climate for growing Pinot Noir, yielding complex, elegant wines with well-balanced acidity. Pinot Noir achieves greatness here. VINEYARD Just northwest of neighboring Sundawg Ridge Vineyard, Lakeview is located on land that gently slopes east to the west. Its microclimate is affected by its elevation and the spring-fed lake that is the propertys moniker. Typical of the Green Valley appellation, the soil is well-drained Goldridge sandy loam. The family-owned, sustainably-farmed vineyard of 8.6 acres is planted to four Pinot Noir clones custom-selected by winegrower James MacPhail. Sequana is the exclusive producer of wines from Lakeview Vineyard, Green Valley of Russian River Valley. WINE Pinot Noir specialist James MacPhail has complete control over the creation of Sequanas single-vineyard wines. Grapes were hand-picked and hand-sorted, then cold-soaked prior to fermentation to maximize flavor and color extraction. In small open-topped tanks, each block was fermented separately, using primarily native yeasts. Other lots were fermented with yeasts unique to each individual lot. Hand punch-downs extracted and elevated the Pinot Noir flavors and the wine was aged sur lie in French oak barrels for 11 months. Rich, warm spice aromas introduce complex, blue fruit flavors. Juicy blueberry and plum balance fine tannins and bright acidity. Deep and intense, the wines layers of flavor continue through the lasting finish. CLONES: 115 pH: 3.47 TA: 0.61 g/100 ml ALC.: 13.9% BARRELS: 40% New French Oak COOPERS: Rousseau / Remond / Billon / Damy / Cadus / Vicard / Dargaud & Jaegle / Mercurey / Sirugue / Leroi BOTTLED: August 2010 RELEASE: November 2011


Varietal: Pinot Noir

Region: Green Valley