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2014
Pinot Noir

Jane's Vineyard
Russian River Valley Sonoma County

81.00 1.5L

Taste Profile

The 2014 Jane's Vineyard Pinot Noir has a beautiful ruby red hue with aromas of cherry, cranberry, tea leaves, dusty oak and earth. On the palate, the dark cherries, red plums and vanilla characteristics shine through with balance, acidity and a nice lingering finish. Warm, bright and full of flavor, the Jane's Pinot Noir is a wonderful combination of fruit, spice and earth. Enjoy this wine with a variety of dishes including Comté cheese and charcuterie, roasted vegetable pasta, or roasted duck with a fig chutney.

Vineyard

The vines at Jane’s Vineyard generally show moderated vigor in their growth habit, mainly due to relatively nutrient poor soil and fairly good drainage from the gravelly loam. The Huichica soil is shallow, with a hardpan at a low depth, so we planted on 101-14 rootstock which has a shallower rooting angle to match the soil profile. Correspondingly, the vines get water stressed, which we watch closely during the warmer months of the summer.

Style

Winemaking is light handed, with timely and deliberate choices made to craft a wine that genuinely reflects the vineyard and vintage. We like our Pinot delicate and graceful, with all elements in balance. We strive for complexity and interest, and above all deliciousness. All of the blocks at Jane’s Vineyard are hand-picked in the early morning hours, de-stemmed to stainless steel tanks for cold soaking, followed by fermentation with native yeasts for extra complexity. The 2014 Jane’s Vineyard Pinot Noir was aged in 100% French oak barrels from the finest coopers, 31% of which were new. Malolactic fermentation ensued in the barrels and was finished by early January.

Harvest Date
Aug. 26 - Sept. 12, 2014
Avg. Brix at Harvest
24.9° Brix Brix
Oak Aging
10 months in French oak barrels, 31% new
ALC
14.5%
PH
3.66
TA
0.56 g/100mL
Soil
Shallow, moderately well-draining Huichica loam
The Harvest
A mild, dry winter followed by a replenishing amount of rain in February and early March of 2014 encouraged the vine buds to push a little earlier than normal. The spring was warm, dry and frost free, thankfully, as the yields were already a little lower than average. Overcast days became the norm in late July and August, helping to preserve natural acidity. We picked all the Jane’s Vineyard Pinot Noir at six different times over the course of a few weeks, from the end of August to mid-September. Overall, this was the warmest growing season in many years.
Produced Appellation
Russian River Valley
Vineyard
Jane's Vineyard
Winemakers
Greg Morthole
Soil
Shallow, moderately well-draining Huichica loam
Oak Aging
10 months in French oak barrels, 31% new

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