Mardikian Estate
Pinot Noir

Sonoma Coast

Mardikian Estate Pinot NoirA Rich, Complex
Pinot Noir

In its fifth year (and second vintage) we find the vineyard offering fruit from two additional blocks (of eight planted), increasing the number of clonal selections in this vintage to six, with a resulting step up stylistically, offering a richer, more complex wine worthy of considered contemplation. The character of Mardikian is still being revealed as the insights we gain from spending more time farming this treasured vineyard leads to all that Jim Pratt, Sander Scheer and the winemaking team hoped when we first dusted our boots with these soils.

Mardikian Estate Pinot Noir

2014 Vintage

Tasting Notes

The third release of our only Estate vineyard realizes the dream of having eight stellar Pinot Clones in the wine, the first time this has happened. Mardikian is a thinking person’s wine, contemplative if you will, rich and opulent and not prone to showing off. This is the true Sonoma Coast, just five miles from the Pacific Ocean, and the maritime influences show. The salty air descends each day on the vineyard, leaving a distinctive and easily recognizable signature. Aromas of Asian Five Spice leave an exotic impression, followed by dark raspberry and plum and tasty down under style black licorice. The vineyard is only in its sixth leaf, so each new vintage offering is truly something special, an evolving tale that is wonderful to explore and experience.

Winemaking

Vineyard: Mardikian Estate
Vintage: 2014
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vineyard Category: Single Vineyard
Body: medium, opulent
Profile Notes: spice, red fruits, licorice
Production Volume: 339 cases
Harvest Date: September 6, 19 & 24, 2014
Sugar: 22.7 & 25.0 Brix
Acid: 0.54 gms/100ml
PH: 3.62
Aging: Aged sur lie 16 months in French oak, 35% new
Bottling Date: February 23, 2016
Alcohol %: 14.5

2013 Vintage

Tasting Notes

Our first bottling from Mardikian Estate was was the 2012 vintage and it sold out quickly. This second edition is already a decided step up in style and complexity, now featuring six of the eight clones planted at the estate.

How can a wine this young show such maturity and distinctive class? Aromas and flavors of wild berry and plum join raspberry and black Aussie style licorice, plush and silky on the palate. Join us in this journey, won’t you?

Winemaking

Vineyard: Mardikian Estate
Vintage: 2013
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vineyard Category: Single Vineyard
Body: medium body, silky
Profile Notes: red fruits, black fruits, spice, licorice
Production Volume: 470 cases
Harvest Date: September 28 & October 2-3, 2013
Sugar: 24.5 to 25 Brix
Acid: 0.56 gms/100ml
PH: 3.77
Aging: 16 months sur lie in French Oak, 35% new barrels
Fermentation: Blend of native fermentations, and D254, BGY, Assmanshausen & RC212 yeasts
Bottling Date: August 19, 2014
Alcohol %: 14.5

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