Mardikian Estate
Pinot Noir

Sonoma Coast

A Rich, Complex
Pinot Noir

In its ninth year (and sixth vintage) we find the vineyard offering fruit from all eight blocks planted, with a resulting step up stylistically, offering a richer, more complex wine worthy of 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 and I hoped when we first dusted our boots with these soils.

2016 Vintage

Tasting Notes

On this vintage, delicate aromas of perfumed rose petal and black cherry lift from the glass and are met with hints of smoky oak. There is energy and tension on the palate as black fruits and notes of grilled meats envelop well-structured and elegant tannins. In tandem, elements of Bing cherry and bergamot deliver a subtle acidity that provides the backbone to complete the wine.”- Matt Courtney, Consulting Winemaker

Winemaking

Vineyard: Mardikian Estate
Vintage: 2016
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vineyard Category: Single Vineyard
Body: medium, opulent
Profile Notes: bing cherry, bergamot, black fruit
Production Volume: 395cases
Acid: 0.59 gms/100ml
PH: 3.76
Aging: Aged sur lie 11 months in French oak, 38% new
Bottling Date: August 2016
Alcohol %: 14.5

2015 Vintage

Tasting Notes

In its seventh year (and fourth vintage) we find the vineyard offering fruit from all eight blocks planted. Mardikian Estate is the perfect example of my deliberate approach to oak in the wine – here is a wine that is deep, concentrated and surrounded by pronounced acid that provides structure and backbone. There is energy and tension, ripe fruit and elegant tannins supported by smoky undertones.

Winemaking

Vineyard: Mardikian Estate
Vintage: 2015
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vineyard Category: Single Vineyard
Body: medium, opulent
Profile Notes: spice, red fruits, licorice
Production Volume: 169 cases
Acid: 0.55 gms/100ml
PH: 3.69
Aging: Aged sur lie 11 months in French oak, 38% new
Bottling Date: August 2016
Alcohol %: 13.9

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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