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CASE - 2017 Martin Ray Coast Grade Pinot Noir

CASE - 2017 Martin Ray Coast Grade Pinot Noir

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SKU: GP17CGPN12

THE WINE

Made to pay tribute to our heritage and Martin Ray’s history with Pinot Noir, this wine exemplifies a true Burgundian profile, with a lean, acid driven core, firm but silky tannins, and earthy tones throughout.

SOURCING

Coast Grade Vineyard

VINEYARD NOTES

Set amongst redwoods on Bonny Doon Road, this vineyard sits on high stony slopes of the coastal side of the Santa Cruz Mountains. With morning and evening fog, the fruit receives perfect conditions to reach optimum ripeness.

VARIETAL COMPOSITION

100% Pinot Noir

VINTAGE NOTES

Record setting rain and cooler temperatures lengthened dormancy, with first signs of budbreak mid-March. Hotter than average days brought Harvest mid-August with lower than average yields.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Fermented separately in small open-top fermenters with gentle punch-downs. Maintained at moderate temperatures until dry, basket-pressed, and racked to 40% new French oak for 14 months.

WINEMAKER

Lindsey Haughton

TASTING NOTES

Deep wild cherry, fresh pomegranate and black raspberry layered with earthy notes of forest floor and mushroom. Herbaceous sage and tinges of red chili powder and nutmeg carry through lending a savory balance to the silky layers and focused acidity.