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2019 Annahala Ranch Pinot Noir Anderson Valley

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Our Annahala Ranch sits on 60 acres in the southern end of Mendocino County’s Anderson Valley. This former apple orchard, with its closer proximity to the Pacific Ocean compared to its sister vineyard, Apple Barn, spends more time in fog. Vines at our Annahala Ranch are planted in loamy soils and represent a selection of high-quality pinot noir clones, including Dijon 114, 667 and 777, and clone 828. This diversity of clones enhances the wine’s complexity: Dijon clones tend to impart perfume and intense black cherry characters, while clone 828 contributes elegant texture and a hint of dried rose petals.

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Production Notes

2019 Annahala Ranch, Pinot Noir
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Blend

100% Pinot Noir

Harvest Date

September 20 - September 25, 2019

Fermentation

The grapes were cold-soaked and fermented separately in small stainless-steel tanks to maximize the unique character of each clonal lot. Native yeast from the vineyard—found on grape skins—started the fermentations. Gentle punch downs reintroduced the skins to the juice and extracted optimal color, flavor, and tannin.

Aging

Aged 10 months in 35% new French oak, 65% neutral French oak

Bottled

July 2020