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Fourth Estate 2017 Pinot Noir
La Cruz Vineyard, Sonoma Coast


From this sustainably farmed vineyard, managed by Keller Estate, comes a French-styled Pinot Noir that beautifully represents its hillside site and the unique La Cruz terroir. The flavor profile is elegant, with red fruit, floral notes and a bright acidity.
Fourth Estate 2013 La Cruz Vineyard Pinot Noir

Vintage:

2017
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Clones: 50% La Tache, 50% Swan
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Vineyard: La Cruz
Average Brix
at Harvest:
25.5
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, 30% of which was new.
Alcohol: 14%
Release Date: April 2019
Cases Produced: 110

Winemaker's Notes:
The La Tache and Swan clones produce ripe fruit and floral notes underpinned by the minerality and structure of the La Cruz terroir.


Vintage characteristics:
2017 was a challenging growing season, with winter rain giving way to variable temperatures. Conditions in the hillside La Cruz vineyard were favorable leading up harvest, producing an age-worthy Pinot Noir reminiscent of our elegant first-ever wine from this site, the 2008.


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