2015 Manzana Pinot Noir 3L | MacRostie Winery & Vineyards
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Robert Parker Wine Advocate

2015 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. The grapes for this Pinot Noir came exclusively from Manzana Vineyard, which is farmed by the renowned Dutton Family.

3 Liter

93 Points

"The pale to medium ruby colored 2015 Pinot Noir Manzana Vineyard has an earthy nose of forest floor, fungi and truffles over a black cherries and black raspberries core plus a waft of mocha. Medium to full-bodied with plenty of black berry and earthy characters and a plush texture, it finishes long and fruity. 181 cases produced."
Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Robert Parker Wine Advocate, 4/27/18
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Tasting Notes

This wine displays an opulent, dense purple-red color, and enticing aromas of brandied cherry, cocoa and dusty rose that leap from the glass. On the palate, it strikes a lovely balance between firm, rich tannins and a supple, round mouthfeel. The finish is youthful and firm, ensuring that this beautiful wine will age well for many years to come.

Accolades
  • 93 Points: Lisa Perrotti-Brown Robert Parker Wine Advocate - 4/27/18
  • "The pale to medium ruby colored 2015 Pinot Noir Manzana Vineyard has an earthy nose of forest floor, fungi and truffles over a black cherries and black raspberries core plus a waft of mocha. Medium to full-bodied with plenty of black berry and earthy characters and a plush texture, it finishes long and fruity. 181 cases produced."

Winemaking

The fruit was gently destemmed into small open-top fermentors, using state-of-the-art equipment and procedures to avoid any pumping of the 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 10 months of ageing in exclusively French oak barrels, 40% of which were new, we bottled on August 2, 2016.

Vintage

The 2015 vintage got off to an early start, and delivered fairly warm weather throughout the growing season. While overall yields were extremely low, the quality was exceptional, with the grapes showing amazing concentration. With no threat of rain in sight, we hand harvested the grapes exactly when we wanted to in the cool evening hours of September 14, 2015.

Vineyard

The grapes for this Pinot Noir came exclusively from Manzana Vineyard, which is farmed by the renowned Dutton Family. The Duttons have been growing grapes in Sonoma County—specifically the Russian River Valley—for generations. Because they are known for their meticulous farming and consistent quality vintage after vintage, their fruit is highly prized. Manzana is located in Green Valley, a sub-appellation of the Russian River Valley known for its cool temperatures. For Pinot Noir, this unique climate results in deeper colors and intense aromatics. The best barrels from Manzana Vineyard were used to make this wine, with each specifically selected for its unique and ideal traits.

Technical Notes
  • composition:

    100% Pinot Noir

  • alcohol: 14.40%
  • cases made:

    7 Barrels
    181 Cases

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

    Aged 10 months in French oak, 40% new

  • fermentation:

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

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