Flowers Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2005
All fruit rigorously hand sorted and fully destemmed with no crushing. Pre-fermentation "cold soak" 4-5 days depending on lot. Full native yeast primary fermentation. Punchdown frequency depending on tannin structure of the given clone and the dynamics of fermentation. Total skin contact ranged from 16-22 days depending on extraction and balance. All ferments gently basket pressed and put to barrel on full fermentation lees for ML. Minimal racking with only one assemblage (retaining "light lees") in early Spring allowing the blend to "marry" in barrel prior to bottling.
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A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2005 Kistler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 750ml
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Dark, ruby color. Fruit aromas of raspberry, cherry and red plum are followed by hints of mineral, dried herbs and orange blossom. This Andreen-Gale expresses the richness and balance of coastal fruit from our estate vineyards. Long supple tannins on the palate are balanced well with a crisp acidity. Enjoy over the next 3-5 years.
2950 cases produced.
Notes: 40% new barrels; 100% French Oak Total time in barrel: 15 months
|Total Acidity: 0.580 grams per liter|