2012 PINOT NOIR

100% Pinot Noir
Dolin Estate

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $39.00
club price: n/a
available:Yes
cases:140
formats: 750mL
released:Sep 15, 2014
date profiled:Jul 16, 2015
region:Central Coast
AVA:Santa Maria Valley
vineyards:Solomon Hills Vineyard
estate fruit:No
single vineyard: Yes
brix at harvest:23.5°
alcohol:14.3%
fined:Yes
filtered:Yes
oak type:100% French  
oak barrels:30% New  
oak aging: 20 Months  
 
varietal%AVAclone
pinot noir 100% Santa Maria Valley
 
 
Winemaker Kirby Anderson Notes
The 2012 Pinot Noir growing season in Santa Maria Valley was ideal for both quality and abundance. The lack of rain, frost and storms in the spring allowed for ideal fruit set and resulted in slightly higher yields. Summer was mild with warm, sunny days and cool evenings. The warmer temperatures in August helped achieve phenolic ripeness. Following harvest the grapes were de-stemmed and then underwent a five-day cold soak. Fermentation took place in 1.3-ton fermentation tanks with twice-daily punch downs. Following the conclusion of primary fermentation, the wine settled for 36 hours and was pressed clean to medium-toast French oak barrels (30% new) from Francois Freres, Cadus, Damy and Dargaud et Jaeglé, where it aged for 19 months. ...more... The Solomon Hills Pinot Noir opens with robust and fragmented notes of cherry cola, strawberry, smoke and earth. On the palate the wine is delicate yet robust, with flavors of red berries, evolving into cherry notes throughout the lengthy finish.
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