2016-Champlin-Creek-Pinot-Noir-750ml | MacRostie Winery & Vineyards
93
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2016 Champlin Creek

Pinot Noir
Carneros
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About this Wine

This rocky, windswept vineyard is perfect for producing an exceptional, site-specific expression of cool-climate Pinot Noir. This is a visually gorgeous wine with a dark plum color that appears both bright red and deep purple at the same time. Aromas of black cherry and brown sugar make for an inviting entry. As it evolves in the glass, the flavors reveal layers of blueberry and raspberry underscored by rich, luxurious tannins.

Library Selection

93 Points

"Exotically flavored within a context of lush concentration, this wine has a lift of freshness throughout its full-bodied style, offering tangy elements of orange peel and rhubarb. Along the way it develops earthy herbaceouness and exotic spice notes, finding integration on the lengthy finish."
Virginie Boone
Wine Enthusiast, 3/1/2020
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Tasting Notes

This beautiful Carneros Pinot Noir has a vibrant fuchsia color. Enticing aromas of candied apple and red currant waft from the glass providing a lovely first impression. The palate is soft and supple, with concentrated cranberry flavors bursting forth. Firm, polished tannins add depth and nuance to a delicious lingering finish.

Accolades
  • 93 Points: Virginie Boone Wine Enthusiast - 3/1/2020
  • "Exotically flavored within a context of lush concentration, this wine has a lift of freshness throughout its full-bodied style, offering tangy elements of orange peel and rhubarb. Along the way it develops earthy herbaceouness and exotic spice notes, finding integration on the lengthy finish."

Vineyard

The grapes for this Pinot Noir came exclusively from Champlin Creek, an exceptional vineyard located on a windswept hillside in western Carneros near Sonoma. Champlin Creek features volcanic soils, which means it is rocky and well-drained. The site’s challenging combination of wind and rocky soils results in a wine with deep color and excellent tannins.

Technical Notes
  • composition:

    100% Pinot Noir

  • alcohol: 14.5%
  • cases made:

    248 (9L) cases, 9 barrels

  • bottling date: 02/16/2018
  • fermentation:

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

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