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Fourth Estate 2010 Pinot Noir
La Cruz Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

From this acclaimed vineyard managed by Keller Estate comes an elegant and food-friendly Pinot Noir in the tradition of the Cote de Nuits.

Fourth Estate 2008 La Cruz Vineyard Pinot Noir


Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Clones: 66% La Tache, 34% Swan
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Vineyard: La Cruz
Average Brix
at Harvest:
Fermentation Regime: 100% punch-down fermentation in one-ton lots. Seven-day cold soak, 11-day fermentation, extended maceration
Barrel Regime: Barrel aged for 11 months in 100% French oak, 35% of which was new (Cadus, Remond and Dargaud & Jaegle)
Alcohol: 14.5
Release Date: September 2012
Cases Produced: 110

Winemaker's Notes:
The La Tache and Swan clones produce red fruit and floral notes underpinned by the minerality and structure of the La Cruz terroir. The fruit flavors and a bright acidity predominate now in a complex, evolving wine with the potential to last for years.

Vintage characteristics:
We countered the cool weather of the 2010 growing season by limiting watering near harvest and allowing fruit to hang on vines longer, while monitoring acidity to preserve desired levels. The result is a silky, balanced and feminine wine that we think will be age-worthy.

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