2017 UNUM, Estate Pinot Noir
Now in its fifth year of production, our UNUM Estate Pinot Noir bottling has firmly established itself at the top of the pecking order within our Estate line-up of wines. Sourced from our oldest vines, which were planted in 2006, and encompassing only two acres of Dijonnaise Clone 667, this block enjoys a beautiful south sun-facing orientation on rich, dense clay, creating fruit
that always over-achieves qualitatively. We attribute the wine’s luxuriousness and roundness to its denser clay soils much like the way marbling in Rib-Eye steak increases the meat’s flavor and generosity versus less fatty and flavorful cuts of meat. The wine weighs more beautifully in the palate and is both broader, deeper and longer in its finish relative to our Estate Pinot Noir.
This extra architecture increases the concentration al-lowing the wine to be enjoyed now with more complex Pinot Noir friendly dishes while also assuring its age-worthiness for more than 5+ years. 100% native yeast. 20% whole- cluster fermented in concrete. Aged 14 months in 33% new French oak. 495 cases. 13.6% alcohol. Darker red in color than its sibling above with more intense fresh aromatics of red cherry and brambly red fruits. There is a fascinating mélange of white blossoms, rose petal, iron, leaf-litter and sandalwood. The palate is generous, richer, and creamier
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