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Fourth Estate 2018 Pinot Noir
La Cruz Vineyard, Sonoma Coast


From this sustainably farmed vineyard, managed by Keller Estate, comes a balanced, well-rounded Pinot Noir characteristic of the the unique La Cruz terroir. The flavor profile is ripe and round, with red fruit and a sustained finish.
Fourth Estate 2013 La Cruz Vineyard Pinot Noir

Vintage:

2018
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Clones: 50% La Tache, 50% Swan
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Vineyard: La Cruz
Average Brix
at Harvest:
25.4
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: October 2019
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, finesse and a bright acidity.


Vintage characteristics:
2018 was a near-perfect growing season, according to the Wine Industry Network. Excellent weather leading up to harvest allowed the grapes to ripen evenly, without moisture or heat spikes.


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