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2018 Martin Ray Hallberg Pinot Noir

2018 Martin Ray Hallberg Pinot Noir

Best of Class, Double Gold

Sonoma County Harvest Fair 2020

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SKU: MRZ18PNHB

94 Pts | James Suckling 

Best of Class, Double Gold | Sonoma County Harvest Fair 2020

THE WINE

Quintessential cool-climate Green Valley, this wine embodies the balance of bright, high toned fruit, a mineral-driven round body and silky refined
tannins.

SOURCING

Hallberg Ranch

VINEYARD NOTES

Revered for its impeccable fruit, Hallberg Ranch is 100% dry-farmed vineyard set on rolling hills of the southern edge of the Green Valley in the heart of the Russian River Valley. We source from a few blocks designated to the Cruz Clone and Clone 828 on the far northern edge of the ranch as well
as Pommard and Clone 115 on the Southern edge.

VARIETAL COMPOSITION

100% Pinot Noir

VINTAGE NOTES

From start to finish, 2018 was a very steady season, offering weather that was reminiscent of years prior to drought. Higher than average yields and
excellent quality brought about a fruitful harvest beginning in late August.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Fermented separately in small open-top fermenters with gentle punch-downs. Maintained at moderate temperatures until dry, basket-pressed, and racked to 50% new French oak for 12 months.

TASTING NOTES

Deep black cherry and black raspberry layered with earthy notes of forest floor and Jamaican allspice. Herbaceous English thyme and sarsaparilla carry through, lending a savory balance to the silky layers and focused acidity.