Lakeview Vineyard
Pinot Noir

Russian River Valley

Lakeview Vineyard Pinot NoirClassic Green Valley
Pinot Noir

This is classic Green Valley, fragrant and begging for attention. The small, 8.6 acre vineyard is just northwest of Sundawg Ridge, sloping gently east to west with well drained Goldridge sandy loam soil, benefitting from the spring-fed lake that inspired the vineyard name.

Lakeview Vineyard Pinot Noir

2014 Vintage

Tasting Notes

The Lakeview vineyard was re-imagined a few years ago, with new clones introduced. The impact is now clear. This wine provides the simple answer to why people fall in love with Pinot Noir. It doesn’t require much thought or evaluation, it’s in your face fun, the kind of wine that inspires devotion.  There’s an aromatic explosion of bright red candied fruit and sweet oak, even though the oak has been dialed back a bit from previous vintages. Soft and luscious, with plush tannins and a hint of earthiness, it’s the kind of wine called ‘pretty’. Well structured, simply put, a thing of beauty.

Winemaking

Vineyard: Lakeview Vineyard
Vintage: 2014
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vineyard Category: Single Vineyard
Body: medium, plush tannins, structured
Profile Notes: bright red fruit, oak, earth
Production Volume: 211 cases
Harvest Date: August 27, 2014
Sugar: 24.2 Brix
Acid: 0.62 gms/100ml
PH: 3.4
Aging: Aged sur lie 11 months in French Oak, 25% new
Bottling Date: August 4, 2015
Alcohol %: 13.8

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