Toulouse Vineyard
Pinot Noir

Anderson Valley

Warm, Approachable Pinot Noir

Toulouse is another important touchstone to the MacPhail tradition, dating back to 2002. Today, MacPhail is the only winery sourcing fruit from the vineyard, with most going into the Toulouse house brand.

2015 Vintage

Tasting Notes

“Every wine I put in the bottle is made with same the approach – capture all the potential in the glass without having to augment or subtract. I believe less intervention in the cellar makes a better wine. My goal is to craft a seamless wine where every component is in balance. The Toulouse Vineyard represents the coolest climate Pinot Noir we get for MacPhail – just past Philo and literally up against the Pacific Ocean. This wine is brooding and full of energy with elegant but firm tannins and floral aromatics that strike me as pretty. Fleshy and full-bodied, this is a well-structured wine with distinctive acidity that supports beautiful black and red cherries and classic Anderson Valley notes of earthy spice.” – Matt Courtney, Consulting Winemaker

Winemaking

Vineyard: Toulouse Vineyard
Vintage: 2015
Appellation: Anderson Valley
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vineyard Category: Single Vineyard
Body: medium, soft tannins
Production Volume: 259 cases
Acid: 0.64gms/100ml
PH: 3.56
Aging: Aged 11 months sur lie in 100% French oak, 25% new
Fermentation: 20% whole cluster & 80% de-stemmed for 5 day pre-fermentation cold maceration
Bottling Date: August 2016
Alcohol %: 14.6

2014 Vintage

Tasting Notes

This is one to put away for a while, allowing the whole cluster influences to mellow a bit. Dark cherry and rich red plums shout for attention, in a well structured wine with classic Anderson Valley notes of earthy spice and crushed rock. Fleshy and full-bodied, it’s not for the faint of heart. Authentic in every way, this is a style recognizable and revered.

Winemaking

Vineyard: Toulouse Vineyard
Vintage: 2014
Appellation: Anderson Valley
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vineyard Category: Single Vineyard
Body: medium, soft tannins
Profile Notes: red plum, earthy spice, crushed rock
Production Volume: 230 cases
Harvest Date: September 11th & 16th, 2013
Acid: 0.58 gms/100ml
PH: 3.82
Aging: 11 months sur lie in French Oak, 38% new
Bottling Date: August 3, 2015
Alcohol %: 14.8

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