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2016
Pinot Noir

Jane's Vineyard
Russian River Valley

80.00 1.5L

Taste Profile

The 2016 Janes Vineyard Pinot Noir has a lovely ruby red hue with aromas of black cherry, plum and earth. On the palate, this medium bodied wine begins with a wild brambly berry note along with purple floral characters and baking spices that shine through with balance, acidity and a long lingering finish. Warm, bright and full of flavor, the Janes Pinot Noir is a wonderful combination of fruit, earth and spice. Enjoy this wine with a warm beet salad, wild mushroom pasta or a roasted pork loin.

Vineyard

The vines at Janes Vineyard generally show moderated vigor in their growth habit, mainly due to the acidic, nutrient poor soil and 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 Janes Vineyard are hand-picked in the early morning hours and de-stemmed mostly to stainless steel tanks with a small amount in puncheons, macro bins and small concrete tanks. Cold soaking takes for about 5 days, followed by fermentation with native yeasts for extra complexity. The 2016 Janes Vineyard Pinot Noir was aged for a year in 87% French and 13% Hungarian oak barrels from the finest coopers, 25% of which were new. Malolactic fermentation ensued in the barrels and was finished by late March.

Harvest Date
8.30.2016-9.10.2016
Avg. Brix at Harvest
26.4 Brix
Oak Aging
11 months in French and Hungarian Oak
ALC
14.5%
PH
3.64
TA
0.58g/100ml
Soil
Shallow, moderately well-draining Huichica loam
The Harvest
El Niño brought some good rain the winter of 2015, but February was pretty dry. Then it warmed up a touch and the vines woke up, a bit later than the previous few years. Showers soaked the vineyards in the middle of March and filled the ground with much needed water. Beautiful warm summer days led to verasion and sugar accumulation in the berries. Mid-August through mid-September was filled with overcast days and cooler weather, which prolonged our starting pick date. We started picking on August 30, and finished on September 10, with higher brix and pH than the average.
Produced Appellation
Russian River Valley
Vineyard
Jane's Vineyard
Winemakers
Greg Morthole, David Ramey (consulting)
Soil
Shallow, moderately well-draining Huichica loam
Oak Aging
11 months in French and Hungarian Oak

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