2015 Goldrock Ridge Pinot Noir Magnum| MacRostie Winery
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2015 Goldrock Ridge Magnum

Pinot Noir
Sonoma Coast
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About this Wine

Enjoy this magnificent magnum of Goldrock Ridge Pinot Noir. Goldrock Ridge is located on the Far Sonoma Coast just 6 miles from the Pacific Ocean in the very northwestern part of the appellation near the town of Annapolis. The cool maritime breeze and proximity to the ocean provide optimal growing conditions for Pinot Noir.

1.5L Magnum

94 Points

"This impressive wine is luxurious in candied strawberry, dark cherry and meaty game—a full-bodied expression of earthy goodness that stays within a varietal framework of lasting acidity. Lushly textured, its freshness is buoyant in orange citrus and cardamom seasoning."
Virginie Boone
Wine Enthusiast, 5/1/18
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This Pinot Noir has an attractive color that borders on fuchsia. Aromas of blueberry crumble meld with warm, toasty aromas of cocoa and spice. Brambly blackberry and licorice flavors fill the palate, and are complemented by rich tannins. With a lovely structure, this wine should age well over the next five years.

Accolades
  • 94 Points: Virginie Boone Wine Enthusiast - 5/1/18
  • "This impressive wine is luxurious in candied strawberry, dark cherry and meaty game—a full-bodied expression of earthy goodness that stays within a varietal framework of lasting acidity. Lushly textured, its freshness is buoyant in orange citrus and cardamom seasoning."

  • 93+ Points: Lisa Perrotti-Brown Robert Parker Wine Advocate - 4/27/18
  • "The pale ruby-purple colored 2015 Goldrock Ridge Pinot Noir offers up ripe red currants and red cherries on the nose with hints of violets, dark chocolate, menthol and black tea. Full-bodied and laden with bright, vibrant red berry layers, it has a plush, fine-grained texture and wonderful freshness, finishing on a lingering mineral note. 553 cases produced."

Winemaking

The fruit was gently destemmed into small open-top fermenters, 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 pump-overs and punch-downs. This wine was aged for 11 months in French oak barrels — 36% new, 45% one-year-old and 19% neutral — which enhanced the deep color and broadened the palate of this lovely wine.

Vintage

The 2015 vintage yielded a lower crop than average, yet very favorable overall growing conditions. The concentration and complexity of the wine this year is profound. The fruit came in the door pristine, ripe and luscious. We receive two distinct blocks planted to different clones, 777 and 828. The fruit from this vineyard was harvested by hand on September 5, 2015.

Vineyard

Goldrock Ridge is located on the Far Sonoma Coast just 6 miles from the Pacific Ocean in the very northwestern part of the appellation near the town of Annapolis. The cool maritime breeze and proximity to the ocean provide optimal growing conditions for Pinot Noir. At 780 feet in elevation the vines sit above the fog layer giving them the warmth to fully ripen and develop flavors.

Technical Notes
  • composition:

    100% Pinot Noir

  • alcohol: 14.70%
  • cases made:

    22 Barrels
    533 Cases

  • aging:

    Aged 11 months in French oak, 36% New, 45% one-year-old

  • fermentation:

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

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