Wildcat Vineyard Pinot Noir

Russian River Valley

Wildcat Vineyard Pinot NoirWild Child

This aptly named wine hails from a hilltop vineyard where grapes probably should never have been planted. But like a wild child with a mind of its own, praise the Pinot that grower Steve MacRostie soldiered on.

Wildcat Vineyard Pinot Noir

2013 Vintage

Tasting Notes

Setting the tone, the color is intense, garnet, a deep ruby. Intensity continues on the nose, with dark cherry and sandalwood layering alongside herbs and dirty earth (in a very good way). And yes, the wine is intensely feminine, full-bodied yet elegant, bursting with dark fresh berries and a mélange of black tea, vanilla and cloves topped with Asian spices. Juicy, with noticeable oak spice and earthiness, the intense (catch the theme here?) finish is firm and round, with great structure and a persistence that just won’t be tamed. A Wildcat.

Winemaking

Vineyard: Wildcat Vineyard
Vintage: 2013
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vineyard Category: Single Vineyard
Body: med/full
Profile Notes: dark fruit, black tea, herbal, earth
Production Volume: 217 cases
Harvest Date: September 19, 2013
Sugar: 25.5 Brix
Acid: 0.60 gms/100ml
PH: 3.69
Aging: 11 months in French Oak, 30% new
Bottling Date: August 19, 2014
Alcohol %: 14.9

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