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Fourth Estate 2011 Pinot Noir
Bacigalupi Vineyard, Russian River Valley

In 2011, this vineyard on the bank of the Russian River produced a well-balanced Fourth Estate Pinot Noir, with richness and warmth that speaks of Westside Road, south of Healdsburg, where the site is located.


Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Clones: 65% Wente, 35% Pommard
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Vineyard: Bacigalupi
Average Brix
at Harvest:
Fermentation Regime: 100% punch-down fermentation in one-ton lots. Seven-day cold soak, 12-day fermentation, extended maceration.
Barrel Regime: Barrel aged for 11 months in 100% French oak, 35% of which was new (Cadus, Remond)
Alcohol: 14.5
Release Date: April 2013
Cases Produced: 105

Winemaker's Notes:
The wine reveals appealing dark fruit and herbal flavors that are typical of Westside Road in the heart of the Russian River Valley. The Wente clone provides an appealing sweetness, while the Pommard provides structure and tension.

Vintage characteristics:
We picked ahead of the rains of October, which allowed us to maximize flavor and bouquet in this elegant wine. It has both power and finesse and is made to complement rather than overpower food.

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