2016 DRAGON'S BACK PINOT NOIRWine Match Special Selection

100% Pinot Noir
Montagne Russe Winery

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $50.00
club price: n/a
available:Yes
cases:100
formats: 750mL
released:Sep 1, 2017
date profiled:Aug 3, 2018
region:Northern California
AVA:Sonoma Coast
vineyards:Black Knight Vineyard
estate fruit:No
single vineyard: Yes
brix at harvest:n/a
alcohol:13.7%
fined:No
filtered:No
oak type:75% French |25% Neutra ... 75% French |25% Neutral  
oak barrels:75% New  
oak aging: 12 Months  
 
varietal%AVAclone
pinot noir 100% Sonoma Coast
 
low sulfite wine
Winemaker Kevin Bersofsky Notes
The 2016 Dragon’s Back picks up where the 2015 left off. Its once again floral, complex, and flat out just beautiful. The 2016 utilized 75% new French oak which could have come off heavy handed, but this particular block in the vineyard handles it with ease. The medium garnet color gives way to bouquet of rose petals and black tea. Even on the nose there is a subtle creaminess with a hint of charred marshmallow. The mélange of pomegranate and cranberry combine with a nice wet earth that culminate for a long finish. Black Knight vineyards has so many micro climates with no two offering the same soil, elevation, or facing. The Dragon’s Back is the nickname of block P7 which runs along the spine of the Roger’s Creek fault. The gr ...more... ound is littered with softball sized volcanic rocks. This part of the vineyard is forced to persevere with less water, harsher soil, and no wind breaks. The results are glorious.
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