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2014 Martin Ray Estate Pinot Noir

2014 Martin Ray Estate Pinot Noir

140 Cases Produced
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$50.00
 
SKU: 1295

The Vineyards

The very first vintage from our homesite vineyard planted in 2011 yielded only about 3 tons of fruit, total. A combination of seven different clones and a comparatively early pick yielded a stellar debut we had no choice but to showcase.

Winemaking

Due to the small amount, we destemmed the grapes into open-top French oak puncheons to undergo fermentation. Once finished with primary, the puncheons were drained and basket-pressed to barrels for malo-lactic fermentation. To preserve this wine's bright red fruit profile, we only aged it for 11 months on 35% new French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

Fresh and elegant, this wine overwhelms with aromas of tart cranberries, fresh bing cherries, and wild raspberries, underscored by notes of orange blossoms, rose petals, and a graphite minerality. Red fruit driven flavors throughout with snappy, bright acidity, and a slight suggestion of well-integrated vanilla and caramel from the French oak. Juicy and clean, but definitive.