2014
Pennacchio

Pinot Noir
Description

The Pennacchio Vineyard is located in the southern hills of the Russian River Valley, south of the town of Sebastopol. The vineyard is planted with a single Pinot noir selection- Clone 115 -on Saint George root- stock. This unusual pairing of clone and rootstock contributes to a more robust growth, delayed ripening and larger clusters. The fruit from this vineyard is the very definition of our focus on terroir.
 

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

A delightful ruby color in the glass.

Aroma: 

our 2014 Pennacchio Vineyard Pinot Noir offers dark fruit aromas with hints of molasses and a touch of orange zest. 

Palate: 

Concentrated flavors of black cherry, plum and blackberry with hints of cardamom coat the palate with silky tannins.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

Hand-picked at optimal ripeness at the beginning of September, the berries were de-stemmed and punched down by hand in wooden vats. Basket pressed directly to barrel, the wine finished its fermentation upon its lees before being racked and aged for 15 months in 100% French oak, 30% new.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Russian River Valley 
  • Alcohol: 14.5% by volume 
  • pH: 3.64 
  • Titratable Acidity: 5.8 
  • Aged in Oak: 100%
    • 30% New French oak 
  • Months in Barrel: 15 
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Wild Game, Glazed Duck
Cheese & Nuts:
Medium cheeses. Goat cheese
$65