2017 Three Sons Cuvee Pinot Noir OCI
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The garnet color is jewel-like in its transparency, color and brilliance. The wine leads with aromas of cherries, including a hint of clove, cinnamon, pepper. The wine delivers with a full frontal assault of delicious fruit, yet still manages to be delicate and refined. The red fruit combines with the spice, then delivers an earthiness, reminiscent of a forest floor, on the mid palate that fills the mouth. There’s long lingering finish of both black and white pepper, trailing with fruit notes.
Grapes were picked before sunrise, hand sorted and de-stemmed then cold soaked for five days before going through whole berry fermentation and receiving two punch downs per day. Fermentation took approximately 12 16 days in an open top five ton fermentation tank and the wine was then racked to barrels.
30% new French Oak, 30% one year old French Oak and 40% older. Wine remained in barrel for ten months with one racking at five months during blending.