2015 Flanerie Pinot Noir
Intense, dark, deep, brooding nose with complex aromas of black cherry, roasted plum, black licorice, garrigue, pencil shavings, and black pepper. The palate envelops with sweet earthy tones, black cherry, and baking spice. Tightly wound, fine, gripping tannin and structured acidity give way to a long, complex finish. Potential for medium to long term cellaring. Enjoy this wine now through 2026.
Bottled: May 2016 (416 cases produced)
TA 5.6 g/L
Elevage: 18 months in 228L French oak barrels, 30% new
100% Flanerie Vineyard
Harvest Date: September 13th • AVA: Ribbon Ridge • Elevation: 200-300 Ft. • Exposure: East • Soils: Marine Sedimentary (Willakenzie Series) • Clone: Wadenswil, 777 & 667 • Native Yeast Fermentation • 20% Whole Cluster • Farming Practices: Dry farmed/Organic Principles
The Flanerie Vineyard, planted in 2003 sits facing due east on the southern edge of the Ribbon Ridge AVA. The terrain is comprised of a thin layer of topsoil over a deep seam of marine sedimentary motherock. This single vineyard bottling is a composition of 60% Wadenswil, 27% 667 and 13% 777.