Magnum-2013 Emerald Ridge Pinot Noir
A 1.5 liter bottle of our 2013 Emerald Ridge VIneyard Pinot Noir.
We love making this wine more and more every year. It exemplifies our favorite Green Valley Pinot Noir characters with its core of berry fruit, solid structure and acidity, silky tannins, and an evolving nature in the glass. The vineyard is situated on an east facing knoll the middle of Green Valley. In 2001, Steve planted its perfectly drained Gold Ridge sandy loam soil to several Pinot clonal blocks. Dan has chosen to use three to consider for this special offering: the mixed block of Pommard and 2A, which produces deep, dark and chewy wine (there’s always something special about mixed clone fermentations); the 667 block, which adds focus and precise berry fruit; and the 828 block, providing ebullient freshness and solid structure. This luxurious blending flexibly has enabled our archetype Green Valley Pinot offering. This year the wine was constructed from twelve barrels of the 828 block, nine of the 2A/Pommard, and three of the 667, to provide us a wine with the crystalline fruit focus and luscious pleasure that we adore from this neighborhood.
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