2004 Flax Vineyard Pinot Noir

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2011-2015 OPTIMAL DRINKING WINDOW
Russian River Valley Flax Vineyard
RELEASE PRICE $35 Past Release

Winemakers Notes

Wild blackberry, boysenberry, plum, sassafras and earthy aromas volatilize from the glass. This wine shows richer and broader tannins than the 2003 version, with better overall concentration and […]

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Technical Notes

TA 0.59g/100ml
pH 3.46
Alc. 14.4%
Barrel Description 100% new oak
Barrel Aged 5 months
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Winemakers Notes

Wild blackberry, boysenberry, plum, sassafras and earthy aromas volatilize from the glass. This wine shows richer and broader tannins than the 2003 version, with better overall concentration and depth of fruit. Spicy flavors and a focus of black fruits develop nicely across your palate.
—Winemaker Bob Cabral

Harvest Notes

A hot spell in March followed by a warm spring influenced an unusually early bloom and budbreak. This precocious start, followed by a growing season of moderate temperatures, resulted in a very early harvest. Although we harvested the grapes two to three weeks earlier than normal, the long season provided ample time for the fruit to reach full maturity and develop extraordinary color and intense flavors. A cooling trend in mid-September offered the Chardonnay additional hang time prior to harvest.

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