2007 PINOT NOIRWine Match Special Selection

100% Pinot Noir
Fore Family Vineyards

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $34.00
club price: $27.20
available:None
cases:410
formats: 750mL
released:Dec 15, 2010
date profiled:Jul 14, 2011
region:Northern California
AVA:Los Carneros
vineyards:Steward Vineyard
estate fruit:No
single vineyard: Yes
brix at harvest:25.1°
alcohol:14.8%
fined:No
filtered:Yes
oak type:100% French  
oak barrels:40% New  
oak aging: 17 Months  
 
varietal%AVAclone
pinot noir 100% Los Carneros 115
 
ships to: CA CO DC FL IL MO NV NY NC OR TX WA
low sulfite wine
Winemaker Peter Franus Notes
2007 is clearly one of the outstanding vintages of the decade. A warm dry spring induced the vines to grow, and the result was a harvest that began roughly two weeks earlier than the previous year. Mild conditions throughout the growing season allowed grapes to ripen slowly and evenly.

As in previous vintages grapes were de-stemmed--most berries left intact-- and allowed to cold soak for several days before yeast inoculation with a strain chosen to enhance fruitiness and aromatics. Fermentation lasted approximately 10 days, with temperatures peaking in the mid-80 degree range. After pressing, the wine settled briefly in tank before getting racked into 100% French oak barrels, 40% of which were new. The wine aged for 17 months in ...more... barrel.

Our 2007 displays the classic medium to light ruby color of Pinot Noir. For us, Pinot is all about the wonderful and exotic aromas that no other grape variety can offer. The nose is intriguing, complex and balanced with notes of cinnamon, black cherry, raspberry and sweet toasty oak. Flavors reflect the nose with a medium weight body, good acidity, and a lively finish. Elegance is a goal we always strive for in our Pinot Noir—we are confident our 2007 succeeds in that regard!
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