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Ovene Winery Pinot Noir San Luis Obispo County the Puzzle 2005

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Pinot Noir 2005 “The Puzzle” Tasting Notes: This elegant Pinot Noir displays the great diversity in growing regions on our Central Coast. 50% of the grapes that went into making this wine were harvested from the Laetitia vineyard on top of a rocky-volcanic slope facing the ocean. These extreme soils and cool climate give aromatic, intense fruit flavors and exotic spices. The other 50% are harvested from a small family owned vineyard in the Templeton Gap, Latchford vineyard. This vineyard provides four different clones of ripe, earth-bound flavors and components. The blend of the two is the Ying and Yang, creating one wine that is well balanced, fruit forward with supple tannins. Winemakers Notes: The long, slow growing season allowed for full development and maximum flavors within the berries. On the day of harvest the grapes were picked before the sunrise and then destemmed into small open top fermenters. Before fermentation, the grapes were “cold soaked” just below the temperature where yeast become active to allow for enhanced concentration of water-soluble compounds. The grapes were then slowly fermented for a period of 18 days where multiple sets of hand punch downs mixed the must and controlled fermentation temperature. The free run was then drained into French barrels and the must was pressed with a small basket press then into barrel. The wine then completed secondary fermentation in barrel then allowed to age for 16 months before bottling unfiltered. By the numbers: Number of cases produced: 700 Oak: 16 months Francois Freres Yeast: Assmanshausen, Native Bottled: Non-filtered Varietal Composition: clone 115, 777, 667, Pommard Pinot Noir Harvest Date: September 18 – October 3, 2005 Harvest Brix: 24.5  Total Acidity: 0.680 grams/100ml pH: 3.69 Finished Alcohol: 14.3%

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Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Ovene Winery:
Ovene Winery produces World Class Central Coast Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Our first release is a Rose of Syrah. This wine is reminiscent of the great Roses of Provence and Bandol on the French Riviera. Our Rose of Syrah is a complex blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, and a touch of Muscat. It is best served chilled and enjoyed on a hot summer afternoon, at festive ... Read more
Ovene Winery produces World Class Central Coast Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Our first release is a Rose of Syrah. This wine is reminiscent of the great Roses of Provence and Bandol on the French Riviera. Our Rose of Syrah is a complex blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, and a touch of Muscat. It is best served chilled and enjoyed on a hot summer afternoon, at festive barbeques, or at the beach with friends. Winemaking is a convergence of Nature, Art, and Science. Mother Nature gives us the weather for the vintage which defines the character of the fruit. The best vineyards are sourced, the lots carefully sorted, and the grapes become wine with loving care. State of the Art equipment is used to process the wine which is aged in French and American oak barrels. The Winemakers craft is putting the pieces of the puzzle together. Ovene Winery is the culmination of a lifetime of our family’s passion for food and wine. Ovene is dedicated to my Grandmother Merthel Ovene McConnel. Granny was an inspiration to several generations who taught us the love of God, family values, traditions and a passion for food and wine. She was known as Groovy Granny as we were growing up and told us we could accomplish anything we set our minds to. She blessed this venture despite her failing health at 94 and passed away the day after we received our first grapes and bonded winery license. We are blessed to dedicate Ovene Winery to all the inspirational women in our lives. Groovy Granny always said to save the best for last. This puzzle is now complete. The only piece missing is you. Enjoy, Mr. Ovene Read less

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Snooth User: mrovene
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10/09/2008

4 star gold best in show at the orange county fair. this wine defines Pinot Noir from SLO county. WOW



Pinot Noir 2005 “The Puzzle” Tasting Notes: This elegant Pinot Noir displays the great diversity in growing regions on our Central Coast. 50% of the grapes that went into making this wine were harvested from the Laetitia vineyard on top of a rocky-volcanic slope facing the ocean. These extreme soils and cool climate give aromatic, intense fruit flavors and exotic spices. The other 50% are harvested from a small family owned vineyard in the Templeton Gap, Latchford vineyard. This vineyard provides four different clones of ripe, earth-bound flavors and components. The blend of the two is the Ying and Yang, creating one wine that is well balanced, fruit forward with supple tannins. Winemakers Notes: The long, slow growing season allowed for full development and maximum flavors within the berries. On the day of harvest the grapes were picked before the sunrise and then destemmed into small open top fermenters. Before fermentation, the grapes were “cold soaked” just below the temperature where yeast become active to allow for enhanced concentration of water-soluble compounds. The grapes were then slowly fermented for a period of 18 days where multiple sets of hand punch downs mixed the must and controlled fermentation temperature. The free run was then drained into French barrels and the must was pressed with a small basket press then into barrel. The wine then completed secondary fermentation in barrel then allowed to age for 16 months before bottling unfiltered. By the numbers: Number of cases produced: 700 Oak: 16 months Francois Freres Yeast: Assmanshausen, Native Bottled: Non-filtered Varietal Composition: clone 115, 777, 667, Pommard Pinot Noir Harvest Date: September 18 – October 3, 2005 Harvest Brix: 24.5  Total Acidity: 0.680 grams/100ml pH: 3.69 Finished Alcohol: 14.3%

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