Tolosa Winery Pinot Noir Edna Valley Edna Ranch 2009

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This wine never lacked for color, but its extract is deceptive. Looking at its deep hue you think it will be big and ...

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User Reviews for Tolosa Winery Pinot Noir Edna Valley Edna Ranch

Winemaker's Notes:

When the fruit is in good condition as it was in 2009 no special magic needs to be preformed in the cellar. The standard techniques can be successfully employed. We harvest at night so the fruit is cold. It is destemmed into small open topped fermenters so punch downs can be used to extract color and flavor. After two weeks we drain the free run wine into barrels. In the late winter or early spring we make out blend. In 2009 this process was particularly challenging as finding the combination of lots that gave us the correct balance of flavors was elusive. In retrospect the time was well spent as the resulting wine is well poised and delicate.

Tasting Notes:

This wine never lacked for color, but its extract is deceptive. Looking at its deep hue you think it will be big and brawny in the mouth, but just the opposite is true. The aromas are effusively fruity with blueberry dominant. Unusual for us is the lack of any herbal tones except a hint of dry hay. The mouth is full and soft while still being lively and dynamic enough to be a good companion at the table. This is quite a quaffable wine and few will be able to resist its many charms.

When the fruit is in good condition as it was in 2009 no special magic needs to be preformed in the cellar. The standard techniques can be successfully employed. We harvest at night so the fruit is cold. It is destemmed into small open topped fermenters so punch downs can be used to extract color and flavor. After two weeks we drain the free run wine into barrels. In the late winter or early spring we make out blend. In 2009 this process was particularly challenging as finding the combination of lots that gave us the correct balance of flavors was elusive. In retrospect the time was well spent as the resulting wine is well poised and delicate.

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Dietary Information: Vegan, Certified Sustainable

4700 cases produced.

Closure: Composite Cork (Diam)

Notes: 33% New Oak

Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 14.2% pH: 3.7
Total Acidity: 5.9 grams per liter

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