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2011 Pinot Noir Reserve

$60.00

12 Bottles: $648

(10% discount)

2011 ~ Handpicked from the finest barrels from our premium lots; clones 777, 667, 115, 114 and Pommard.  This reserve level Pinot Noir is a stunning reflection of the vintage and character of the sustainably farmed Redman Vineyard.  This rich well-balanced wine has intense and layered aromas of wild red cherry, intense like the cherry pit! With warm baking spices, silky tannins and a finish that is long and persistent. While elegant enough to be enjoyed young, this wine may also be savored for many years.

The 2011 growing season started with a very wet and cool spring that caused 'bud break' to occur 20 days later than average on May 5th.  Fortunately, perfect warm weather during 'bloom' occurred over the 4th of July which allowed for an amazing fruit set.  Large cluster sizes warranted heavy cluster thinning, leaving a low amount of clusters - one cluster per shoot on average - to ripen.  Berry ripening progressed throughout the cooler summer, very little heat units. Veraison occurred on September 10th (almost three weeks behind).  The first part of September brought some warm and dry weather with highs in the 80's and 90's.  October began with cool temperatures highs in the 60's and a lot of rain.  Finally, the last week of October the weather took a turn for the better providing near perfect conditions for the rest of harvest. The cool season and long hang time allowed the grapes to develop slowly, increasing complexity and flavor profiles.  Grapes for this Pinot Noir was harvested November 4, 2011. Amen!

 

                   2011 Redman Vineyard                      Ribbon Ridge AVA

118 cases produced                        $60./bottle                         13.7 % alc.

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2011 ~ Handpicked from the finest barrels from our premium lots; clones 777, 667, 115, 114 and Pommard.  This reserve level Pinot Noir is a stunning reflection of the vintage and character of the sustainably farmed Redman Vineyard.  This rich well-balanced wine has intense and layered aromas of wild red cherry, intense like the cherry pit! With warm baking spices, silky tannins and a finish ...
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