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Fourth Estate 2015 Pinot Noir
La Cruz Vineyard, Sonoma Coast


From this sustainably farmed vineyard, managed by Keller Estate, comes a concentrated yet balanced Pinot Noir that beautifully represents its hillside site and the unique La Cruz terroir. The flavor profile is rich, with distinct notes of cherry cola.

Fourth Estate 2013 La Cruz Vineyard Pinot Noir

Vintage:

2015
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. Seven-day cold soak, 12-day fermentation, extended maceration.
Barrel Regime: Barrel aged for 11 months in 100% French oak, 50% of which was new (Dargaud & Jaegle and Boutes.)
Alcohol: 14
Release Date: November 2016
Cases Produced: 95

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 wine has power and finesse and is being praised by retailers as the best Pinot Noir Fourth Estate has produced to date.


Vintage characteristics:
2015 was an ideal vintage, low on rain, which reduced yields and concentrated flavor. Perfect weather leading up to harvest allowed the grapes to ripen evenly, without moisture or heat spikes.


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