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Fourth Estate 2014 Pinot Noir
La Cruz Vineyard, Sonoma Coast


From this acclaimed vineyard, managed by Keller Estate, comes a Pinot Noir with elegance and Burgundian flair. Dark fruit pairs with floral notes in a wine that is naturally low in alcohol, giving it years to develop in the bottle.

Fourth Estate 2013 La Cruz Vineyard Pinot Noir

Vintage:

2014
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Clones: 50% La Tache, 50% Swan
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Vineyard: La Cruz
Average Brix
at Harvest:
24.8
Fermentation Regime: 100% punch-down fermentation in one-ton lots. Five-day cold soak, 10-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-plus toast.)
Alcohol: 13.5
Release Date: December 2015
Cases Produced: 96

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:
2014 featured low yields and excellent growing conditions, following up the strong 2012 and 2013 vintages. The grapes from the hillside La Cruz site ripened evenly and hung on the vines extra long in 2014 for added flavor. We were literally the last winery to harvest our fruit from this site.


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