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Halleck Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Clone 828 Halleck 2006

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: These grapes were picked at night, hand-sorted and destemmed then cold soaked for 5 days before going through whole berry fermentation and receiving 2 punch-downs per day. Fermentation took approximately 12 days in a open top 5 ton fermentation tank and the wine was then racked to barrels. 2006 Clone 828 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Deep, dark and impressive, the aromas of this distinctive Pinot are of boysenberry, red plum, cherry liqueur, minerals, black tea, smoke, earth and a panetone-like hint of bready-fruity spice. It is full and quite forthcoming on the palate and has a sinewy mouthfeel, as its flavors of black tea, minerally-earthy spice, crushed rose and boysenberry fan out on the palate. Super long and well braced with tannin, the finish reinforces the wines general impressions of deep flavor and coiled strength. It should be brilliant right now with a great beef roast, but will surely improve for several years. 266 cases produced. Don Gillette/Napa Valley Winery Exchange Oak: 100% French oak, 30% new

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Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Halleck Vineyard:
Sebastopol, once the home of the Gravenstein apple, it is now a confluence of outstanding vineyards, excellent soil, a balance of sun and fog, renowned winemakers, veteran vineyard managers, cream of the crop students from Davis, hands-on production facilities and a passion for growing Pinot Noir everywhere you turn. We couldn’t be in a more exciting place at a most fortuitous time. Our desire... Read more
Sebastopol, once the home of the Gravenstein apple, it is now a confluence of outstanding vineyards, excellent soil, a balance of sun and fog, renowned winemakers, veteran vineyard managers, cream of the crop students from Davis, hands-on production facilities and a passion for growing Pinot Noir everywhere you turn. We couldn’t be in a more exciting place at a most fortuitous time. Our desire is to concentrate our efforts in the Sebastopol area to produce the best wines possible from this extraordinary grape growing region. Our greatest joy is to share a piece of this heaven-on-earth with you in the form of a bottle of Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Dry Gewurztraminer. Please don’t hesitate to join us for harvest here! Visits by appointment. Read less

Member Reviews for Halleck Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Clone 828 Halleck

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Snooth User: scottdseaman
94938176
4.50 5
11/22/2008

(from Russian River Valley fruit aged in 30% new wood that produced 266 cases and was bottled at 14.2%; $55). A highly scented and attractively spiced nose of pinot and red raspberry liqueur trimmed in the barest hint of toasty wood leads to utterly delicious middle weight flavors that also possess fine depth and impressive precision with no hint of finishing warmth, all wrapped in a sappy and beautifully balanced finish. Very fine quality here. 90/2010+


Snooth User: jathompson
43069167
4.00 5
07/28/2008

Four glasses



: These grapes were picked at night, hand-sorted and destemmed then cold soaked for 5 days before going through whole berry fermentation and receiving 2 punch-downs per day. Fermentation took approximately 12 days in a open top 5 ton fermentation tank and the wine was then racked to barrels. 2006 Clone 828 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Deep, dark and impressive, the aromas of this distinctive Pinot are of boysenberry, red plum, cherry liqueur, minerals, black tea, smoke, earth and a panetone-like hint of bready-fruity spice. It is full and quite forthcoming on the palate and has a sinewy mouthfeel, as its flavors of black tea, minerally-earthy spice, crushed rose and boysenberry fan out on the palate. Super long and well braced with tannin, the finish reinforces the wines general impressions of deep flavor and coiled strength. It should be brilliant right now with a great beef roast, but will surely improve for several years. 266 cases produced. Don Gillette/Napa Valley Winery Exchange Oak: 100% French oak, 30% new

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