Ovene Winery Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Solomon Hills Vineyard 2005

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Pinot Noir 2005 Santa Maria Valley Solomon Hills Vineyard Tasting Notes: Soft rose petals intermingle with p...

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Winemaker's Notes:

Pinot Noir 2005 Santa Maria Valley Solomon Hills Vineyard Tasting Notes: Soft rose petals intermingle with pepper and spices dominate the nose of this elegant wine. Up front, the wine shows ripe plums and dark cherry preserves followed by long, supple tannins and strong, refreshing acidity that remain in balance throughout the long finish. 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: 120 Oak: 16 months Francois Freres Yeast: Assmanshausen Bottled: Non-filtered Varietal Composition: clone 115 Pinot Noir Harvest Date: September 18, 2005 Harvest Brix: 24.5  Total Acidity: 0.780 grams/100ml pH: 3.49 Finished Alcohol: 14.1%

Pinot Noir 2005 Santa Maria Valley Solomon Hills Vineyard Tasting Notes: Soft rose petals intermingle with pepper and spices dominate the nose of this elegant wine. Up front, the wine shows ripe plums and dark cherry preserves followed by long, supple tannins and strong, refreshing acidity that remain in balance throughout the long finish. 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: 120 Oak: 16 months Francois Freres Yeast: Assmanshausen Bottled: Non-filtered Varietal Composition: clone 115 Pinot Noir Harvest Date: September 18, 2005 Harvest Brix: 24.5  Total Acidity: 0.780 grams/100ml pH: 3.49 Finished Alcohol: 14.1%

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