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2017
Pinot Noir

Lindleys Knoll
Russian River Valley

55.00 750mL

Taste Profile

Spice, rose petal and plum create a soft aroma leading to a rich yet medium body ripe with notes of cherry, violet and a hint of vanilla. This wine ends in a long finish with balanced acidity, slightly chewy tannins and a touch of raspberry jam. Enjoy this Pinot Noir with creamy mushroom risotto, maple-pomegranate glazed pork chops or your favorite assorted cheeses.

Vineyard

Davis Bynum Pinot Noirs showcase the unique terroir of distinct sites in the Russian River Valley. Our Lindley's Knoll Pinot Noir comes from a block in our Jane's Vineyard located in the Santa Rosa Plains area of this AVA. The vines here show moderate vigor in their growth habit, mainly due to the acidic, nutrient poor soil and good drainage. We planted on rootstock that has a shallower rooting angle to match the soil profile. Temperate weather is common at Jane's Vineyard, allowing the fruit to ripen in the warm days, yet retain acidity in cool nighttime temperatures.

Style

This is our inaugural vintage of Lindley's Knoll, which comes from a very small selection of our Jane's Vineyard. We employed different fermentation methods including the use of small concrete fermenters which added black cherry pie aromas and oak puncheons and macrobins to increase complexity and enhance mouthfeel. The final product is a Pinot Noir which reflects the terroir of the Russian River Valley and the very best of its characteristics.

Harvest Date
September 9, 2017
Avg. Brix at Harvest
24.1 Brix
Oak Aging
14 months in French oak barrels, 4% new
ALC
14.5%
PH
3.49
TA
0..58 g/100mL
Soil
The vines here show moderate vigor in their growth habit, mainly due to the acidic, nutrient poor soil and good drainage.
The Harvest
The local record for precipitation was set during the winter and spring of 2016-2017 as waves of showers swept over northern California, eventually ending with 60+ inches of rain for the season, twice what we normally get. Consequently, flowering was irregular, and the crop set as well, with lower yields than average. The summer was warm to hot, with sunny days in the Russian River Valley punctuated by heat spikes, and elevated nighttime temperatures leading up to harvest.
Produced Appellation
Russian River Valley
Vineyard
Lindleys Knoll
Winemakers
Greg Morthole, David Ramey (consulting)
Soil
The vines here show moderate vigor in their growth habit, mainly due to the acidic, nutrient poor soil and good drainage.
Oak Aging
14 months in French oak barrels, 4% new

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