2019
Marin County

Pinot Noir
Description

With the Pacific Ocean to the west and San Pablo Bay to the east, Marin County is one of the coolest AVAs in California. The winter temperatures are typically warmer than Napa and Sonoma because of the surrounding bodies of water and its heavy precipitation. While bud break is accelerated, the cool spring and summer seasons lead to long hang times. This longer growing season lends itself to high-quality wines with balance, natural acidity, and lower alcohol levels.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Dark fruit aromas of baked plum, blueberry and blackberry greet the nose with an underlying note of baking spice and bay leaf. 

Palate: 

Strawberry and Bing cherry flavors are layered with notes of black tea and white pepper. Nicely balanced with soft tannins, the finish lingers.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The grapes for this cool climate Pinot Noir are from the Stubbs, Corda/Chileno and Azaya Vineyards in the northernmost reaches of Marin County. The grapes were hand harvested between September 23 and October 5 and fermented in a combination of small, open top fermenters with hand punch downs before aging in 100% French oak barrels, 19% new for 10 months.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Marin County
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • pH: 3.67
  • Titratable Acidity: 5.5g/L
  • Aging:
    • 100% French oak
    • 19 New
    •  10 Months in barrel
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Fettuccine with Shiitake Mushrooms & Basil Recipe
Cheese & Nuts:
Medium cheeses. Goat cheese
Fruits & Vegetables:
Grilled Portabello Mushrooms
Sauces:
Rich Mushroom Sauce
SKU: DPNMR193
$45