2017 Albatross Ridge Estate Reserve Pinot Noir
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2017 Albatross Ridge Estate Reserve Pinot Noir
2017 Albatross Ridge Estate Reserve Pinot Noir
2017 Albatross Ridge Estate Reserve Pinot Noir
2017 Albatross Ridge Estate Reserve Pinot Noir

Fresh cut roses, violets, raspberry, strawberry, and rhubarb unfurl in the glass. Tart flavors of cranberry, cassis, and a hint of blackberry framed by a subtle hint of toasted oak finishing with a very long and lingering tart pomegranate finish.

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Wine Details

The 2017 Vintage began slightly early with budbreak in the last week in February amongst our earliest blocks. Weather was mild during flowering and bloom, but there was a good amount of wind throughout spring that limited yields. Summer weather was warmer than average, with the weather cooling down in September. This allowed for a long 21 plus day picking window for the Pinot Noir fruit, which came in over 8 small picks spaced out over several weeks. The Pinot fruit was a little heavier compared to the Chardonnay, yet slightly below average in cluster weight and size, at only around 1.25 Tons Per Acre averaged throughout the blocks. As has been typical over the last several vintages the 828 clone block was picked last, while our 777 clone blocks were picked first. Because of the small berry sizes and the long hang-time post veraison, the Pinot Noir was very bright and earthy, benefitting from extended time in barrel.

Harvest Date: September 8th–September 30th

Yield: 1.25 Tons Per Acre harvested by hand, night harvest.

Clone: 828, Pommard, 115, 777

Ph: 3.50

Brix at Harvest: 21-23.5 Brix Alcohol: 13%

Vinification: 80% Destemmed whole berry, with 20% Whole Cluster Fermentation. Long and cool fermentation under 88 degrees in 1-1.5 Ton open top fermenters.

Yeast: 100% Native yeast

Oak: 33% New French Oak, Remond, Louis Latour and Ermitage Barrels.

Aged 19 Months in Barrel.

Winemaker: Garrett Bowlus