2013 Luella’s Garden Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir

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2018-2021 OPTIMAL DRINKING WINDOW
Luella's Garden Estate Vineyard
RELEASE PRICE $90 Past Release

Winemakers Notes

Flavors of black cherry, cherry pie and grilled thyme completely overwhelm the palate. Round and smooth, this wine showcases extremely fine grained tannins that linger on the finish.

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Technical Notes

TA 0.59g/100mL
pH 3.56
Alc. 13.6%
Barrel Description 59% new, 41% 1yr.
Barrel Aged 15 months

Winemakers Notes

Flavors of black cherry, cherry pie and grilled thyme completely overwhelm the palate. Round and smooth, this wine showcases extremely fine grained tannins that linger on the finish.

Harvest Notes

With great back-to-back vintages, 2013 was every bit as good as 2012 has proven to be. Amidst concerns about another drought year, the rain gauges filled up to about 80% of the yearly average. The growing conditions were very favorable, which resulted in a remarkably similar growing season to the exceptional 2012 vintage. The only notable difference, however, was the increase of heat units in 2013, as measured by the Growing Degree Day index. With below average rainfall for the season bud break initiated earlier than average along Westside Road. April showers helped to drive good shoot growth and set the plants up for May flowering. Excellent weather at flowering time allowed for fantastic set and a bountiful yield across all appellations and varieties. Even with an earlier start to the growing season, the grapes had the ideal amount of time on the vine to achieve full maturity without any threat of inclement weather late in the season. Wines from the 2013 vintage exhibit extremely pure and polished tannins and the acidity will provide longevity, but the supple structure also offers earlier enjoyment.

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