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A intoxicating bouquet sensually dance through the senses. Full and uniquely bodied, voluptuous and memorable mouthfeel lead to a long and lasting finish. Enjoyed with friends at the California Culinary Institute.
2007 in Carneros was a vintage marked by a dry winter and a growing season that was fairly mild and cool. With some unsettled weather during bloom, there was some shatter which led to a lighter crop than normal, especially with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Berry size was small, resulting in great concentration in all varieties. Late August heat got harvest rolling with mild weather following through September, giving ideal ripening conditions for all our varieties. The fruit was then hand sorted, de-stemmed and moved to fermenters uncrushed for a 5-day cold soak, then fermented in small stainless steel tanks with regular punch-downs. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation and matured in a combination of 37% new, 41% 1 year old and 22% two year old French oak barrels for 9 ½ months before bottling. The 2007 Carneros Selection Pinot Noir shows powerful aromas of black cherry cola, plums, rose petal, licorice, baking spices and vanilla. The palate shows juicy dark fruits, candied cherry, spicy tobacco notes and cinnamon with a silky texture and medium body and acidity. The wine shows wonderful balanced acidity and generous fruit that will pair well with grilled salmon with a hoisin glaze.
The 2007 Ramal Vineyard Pinot Noir exhibits aromas of ripe red cherry and strawberry intertwined with warm spices, pipe tobacco and crème brulee. Flavors of cherry cola, strawberry and rose water are mixed with vanilla, leather, dried tobacco and cocoa powder from the toasty oak. The wine is balanced with medium acidity, alcohol and body, and ripe fine-grain tannins and will age beautifully for another five years.
1,336 cases produced.
|Total Acidity: 6.30 grams per liter|
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