2014 Manzana Pinot Noir 3L | MacRostie Winery & Vineyards
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2014 Manzana Vineyard 3L

Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley
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About this Wine

Make a bold statement with this stunning three-liter bottle of Pinot Noir from Manzana Vineyard. Manzana Vineyard is located in Green Valley of Russian River Valley, a sub-appellation known for its even colder temperatures which gives wines deeper color and intense aromatics.

3 Liter

91 Points

"Fruity and straight-forward with sliced cherry, lemon and strawberry aromas and flavors. Medium body, fresh finish. Screw cap. Drink now."
James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, 5/23/17
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Tasting Notes

The color is an opulent and dense purple red color. Aromas of rich leather, forest floor and sweet chocolate greet you. The palate is rich and bold. Strong tannin meets flavors of chocolate covered blueberries. The finish is still young, lengthy full tannins that linger.

Accolades
  • 91 Points: James Suckling jamessuckling.com - 5/23/17
  • "Fruity and straight-forward with sliced cherry, lemon and strawberry aromas and flavors. Medium body, fresh finish. Screw cap. Drink now."

Winemaking

The fruit was gently destemmed into small open-top fermentors, using state-of-the-art equipment and procedures to avoid any pumping of must. Inoculation with select yeast strains followed a three-day cold soak, and the caps were managed with a combination of pumpovers and punchdowns. After 12 months of ageing in exclusively French oak barrels, 25% of which were new, we bottled in August of 2015.

Vintage

2014 had ideal temperatures and growing conditions. The fruit came in the door healthy, ripe and luscious. The fruit was hand harvested in the cool evening hours on September 24, 2014.

Vineyard

The grapes for this Pinot Noir came exclusively from a vineyard farmed by the renowned Dutton Family. The Dutton family has been growing grapes in Sonoma County — specifically the Russian River Valley — for generations. Their fruit is highly prized, as their meticulous farming has shown consistency and quality over the years. Manzana vineyard is located in Green Valley of Russian River Valley, a sub-appellation known for its even colder temperatures which gives wines deeper color and intense aromatics. The best barrels from this vineyard were used to assemble this wine. Each was specifically selected for showing ideal and unique traits for this wine.

Technical Notes
  • composition:

    100% Pinot Noir

  • alcohol: 14.20%
  • cases made:

    11 Barrels
    250 Cases

  • bottling date: 08/01/2015
  • aging:

    Aged 12 months in French oak, 25% new

  • fermentation:

    Gently desteemed into open-top fermenters; three day cold soak; cap management included pump-overs & punch-downs

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