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Fourth Estate 2013 Pinot Noir
La Cruz Vineyard, Sonoma Coast


From this acclaimed vineyard, managed by Keller Estate, comes a Pinot Noir with both power and finesse. Dark fruit pairs with floral notes and balanced tannins, making this a wine that is appealing now but also built to last.

Fourth Estate 2013 La Cruz Vineyard Pinot Noir

Vintage:

2013
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Clones: 50% La Tache(also called Pisoni), 50% Swan
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Vineyard: La Cruz
Average Brix
at Harvest:
25.2
Fermentation Regime: 100% punch-down fermentation in one-ton lots. Five-day cold soak, 11-day fermentation, extended maceration
Barrel Regime: Barrel aged for 11 months in 100% French oak, 40% of which was new (Boutes and Dargaud & Jaegle, both medium-toast.)
Alcohol: 14.5
Release Date: April 2014
Cases Produced: 110

Winemaker's Notes:
The La Tache and Swan clones produce rich fruit and floral notes underpinned by the minerality and structure of the La Cruz terroir. The vineyard site is sustainably farmed, which is a priority for us.


Vintage characteristics:
We were delighted to experience a second consecutive excellent vintage, as 2013 followed the strong 2012 growing season with equally ideal conditions. The grapes from the hillside La Cruz site ripened evenly, without moisture or heat spikes near harvest.


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