Magnum-2013 Deviate Pinot Noir
In 2013, we deviated from our usual focus of expressing specific vineyard sites to blending two vineyards from very different parts of Sonoma Coast. In 2003, Steve planted Jentoft Vineyard in Green Valley to Calera clone, and the site has always produced big, spicy, and very mouthfeel-oriented wines. Ellenbach is from the far noth Sonoma Coast near Annapolis, and farmed by our friend Kirk Lokka. The defining features of Annapolis are cooler days, warmer nights, and very high sun intensity, which produces a wine with depth, structure, and rugged tannins. In tasting through our barrel lots of wine from this vintage, we thought the incredibly juicy, bright fruit from Ellenbach blended perfectly with the dark bass notes and thick mouthfeel of Jentoft. We also loved these wines were from vastly different places, one grown by our partner and one by a good old friend in the business. Given the richness of these wines, we let the fruit hang longer, which resulted in riper fruit and higher alcohol but still with great acidity, as is the nature of the Sonoma Coast. Along with this being a deviation from our usual course, this was our 8th designated vineyard pinot bottling with the code name in the winery of DV8, so it seemed Deviate was the perfect name. We are thrilled to share this extremely limited production wine with our best wine club friends. Only 12 magnums available. $200.
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