Pinot Noir


Pinot Noir

750 ML


Product Description

Our 2010 Pinot Noir comes from three prestigious Sonoma County appellations where morning fog is slow to lift and evenings are quickly cooled by the Pacific Oceanprecisely the growing conditions favored by this grape variety. Fruit from the Carneros region (54%) gives focus, balance, structure, purity, and notes of red cherry and dried flowers, vineyards from the Sonoma Coast appellation (24%) bring depth, acidity and concentration with raspberry and cranberry fruit, while the Russian River Valley (22%) offers concentration, richness, texture, generosity and spice highlighted by plum and black cherry fruit. Vintage 2010 A cool spring led to late bud break in the vineyards this vintage. A cool to moderately warm growing season with some short heat spikes brought the fruit to optimal ripeness. The result was full flavor development. We harvested the grapes for this 2010 Pinot Noir by hand, starting in the morning of September 25 and ending October 15. The Brix at harvest ranged from 24.1 to 26.7 degrees, absolutely perfect for making a Pinot Noir with the structure and weight we desire. Winemaking To capture fresh fruit flavors, we de-stemmed the grapes for our Simi 2010 Pinot Noir before fermenting 100% of it in stainless steel fermenters. All of the wine then underwent a secondary, malolactic fermentation before being aged for 10 months in small, 100% French oak barrels. Winemaker Notes A luscious, ruby hue with a bright edge, our 2010 Sonoma County Pinot Noir offers aromas of raspberry, cherry, cranberry, gingerbread, sage, violets, and light toast followed by bright and focused red fruit notes of cherry and cranberry, along with gently lifted hints of flora and ginger. The wine is nicely structured, with firm and balanced acidity. The finish of raspberry, along with creamy, toasty oak, lingers. This wine is marvelous when paired with fried chicken, mushroom risotto, barbecued salmonor something as simple as goat cheese. Winemaking Team: Steve Reeder, Susan Lueker, Megan Schofield Vintage: 2010 Appellation: Sonoma County Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir Fermentation: 100% stainless steel Aging: 10 months in French oak Coopers: François Frères, Dargaud & Jaegle, Remond, Mercurey, and Damy Total Acidity: 5.8 g/L pH: 3.68 Alcohol: 14.5% Bottling Date: September 7, 2011 Release Date: March, 2012 Cases Produced: 19,548


Varietal: Pinot Noir

Region: Sonoma County