2018 Albatross Ridge Cuvée Vivienne Pinot Noir
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2018 Albatross Ridge Cuvée Vivienne Pinot Noir
2018 Albatross Ridge Cuvée Vivienne Pinot Noir

'Nicely perfumed with aromas of cherry, rose petal and the slightest oak. A satisfying wine with up front appeal in a mid weight style featuring black cherry and purple berry flavors with a hint of smokiness in the background.' -Prince of Pinot

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 Wine Details
This bottling is named after the winemaker’s daughter and was sourced from 8 blocks from our estate vineyard.

Harvested on August 27th-September 9th
Clones “828,” Pommard, 115 and 777
Yielding 1.55 tons per acre
Harvest Brixs 21.5º-23.7º
13.0% alcohol
pH 3.68
20% whole cluster
Aged 12 months in French oak barrels, 30% new
Bottled unfined and unfiltered
600 cases produced
Vintage Notes
The 2018 Vintage began later than any vintage to date with budbreak slow to develop by the second week of March. Because of this flowering and bloom were pushed back a few weeks later than we have grown accustomed to. This was a blessing as we are unfortunately all too familiar with cold windy weather during bloom. The warmer weather during flowering and bloom, led to consistent fruit set and berry sizes that were fairly uniform, but clusters still were very small as usual. Summer weather was mild and cooler compared to 2017. The Fall weather continued to be mild and this resulted in a very long veraison to harvest gap. The Pinot Noir from this vintage developed very bright and juicy fruit that was denser and more weighted compared to 2017 even though the brix numbers were very similar at harvest. This could be attributed to the extended ripening due to longer hangtime of up to a month later on some blocks harvest dates in 2018. In barrel these wines developed ahead of schedule and we chose to bottle them after only 12 months.