2015 Thales Vineyard Pinot Noir Magnum | MacRostie Winery
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2015 Thale's Vineyard Magnum

Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley
1.5L BOTTLE
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About this Wine

Our Thale’s Vineyard is located in the northernmost part of the Russian River Valley in an area known as the Middle Reach. Named after Steve MacRostie’s wife, Thale (pronounced Thay-lee), this has been a MacRostie estate vineyard since 2013. Enjoy this 1.5-liter magnum of a very special estate-grown wine.

1.5L Magnum

94 Points

"This wine is fruity, fresh and lengthy, with expansive layers of blueberry, strawberry and flowers. From the producer's first estate vineyard, it offers lasting impressions of earth and spice.'
Virginie Boone
Wine Enthusiast, 6/1/18
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes
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Winemaking
Winemaking
Vintage
Vintage
Vineyard
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Tech. Notes
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Tasting Notes

The 2015 Thale’s Vineyard Pinot Noir has a dense garnet color. Exotic floral aromas are immediately noticeable as you go to taste this wine. On the palate, mouth filling layers of blueberry and black cherry are supported by sophisticated flavors of French Oak that provide a rich, round impression on the mid-palate. The finish is long and luxurious with hints of oak and juicy berry fruit.

Accolades
  • 94 Points: Virginie Boone Wine Enthusiast
  • "This wine is fruity, fresh and lengthy, with expansive layers of blueberry, strawberry and flowers. From the producer's first estate vineyard, it offers lasting impressions of earth and spice.'

Winemaking

The fruit was gently destemmed into small open-top fermenters, using state-of-the-art equipment and procedures to avoid any pumping of the must. Inoculation with a select yeast strain 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 12 months in 37% new French oak. It was on bottled August 1, 2016.

Vintage

The 2015 growing season was marked with low yields and warm weather. Blocks A, D, F2 and G went into this Pinot Noir and were picked on different days from August 19 to September 3, 2015. The fruit was ripe and pristine when it came through our doors.

Vineyard

Our Thale’s Vineyard is located in the northernmost part of the Russian River Valley in an area known as the Middle Reach. Named after Steve MacRostie’s wife, Thale (pronounced Thay-lee), this has been MacRostie’s estate vineyard since 2013. The roughly 14-acre property is partitioned and planted as eleven different blocks. Each block varies in clone, aspect, soil type and year planted, offering great complexity within our estate property.

Technical Notes
  • composition:

    100% Pinot Noir

  • alcohol: 14.30%
  • cases made:

    28 Barrels
    740 Cases

  • bottling date: 08/01/2016
  • aging:

    Aged 12 months in French oak, 37% new

  • fermentation:

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

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