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2011 Foley Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills

2011 Foley Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills

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Showcases bright aromas of raspberry, Bing cherry, leather and root beer. Flavors of cherry cola, strawberry marmalade and forest floor.

Winemaker Notes
Dark and concentrated ruby hues speak to this wine’s Sta. Rita Hill’s pedigree, showcasing bright aromas of raspberry, Bing cherry, leather and root beer. On the palate, this wines multiple layers speak to flavors of cherry cola, strawberry marmalade and forest floor.
Food Pairing Notes
A luscious California Pinot Noir that pairs seamlessly with pulled pork sliders or chicken coq au vin.
Other Notes
100% Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Santa Rita Hills
Vineyard Designation
Linday's Vineyard
Harvest Date
November 3rd
Sugar
25.1 Brix at harvest
Acid
6.7 G/L
PH
3.30
Aging
17 Months
40% New French oak
Gamba, World Cooperage, Boutes Coopers
Bottling Date
March 18, 2013
Alcohol %
14.2%
Production Notes
A cool, damp early spring delayed the beginning of the growing season. Late spring and summer temperatures were also below normal, further slowing vine development. Two autumn heat spells were followed by inopportune rains. Fortunately, we were able to harvest all of our blocks between November 3rd with little impact from the weather. Overall the vintage yielded wines with great flavor and acidity. We harvest our grapes based on the ripeness of the tannins. For Pinot Noir this usually occurs between 24.5-27.0 Brix with the 2011 harvest coming in at a balanced 25.1. The fruit was hand-picked and hand-sorted in the vineyard in the cool morning hours to preserve the aromatics. The clusters were then gently de-stemmed with no crushing. The must was cold-soaked in open-top fermentors for four days and then inoculated with yeast. Each tank was manually punched down daily throughout maceration. Upon completion of primary fermentation and maceration, the free-run wine was transferred to tank for settling. Next, the individual lots were racked to barrels and aged for 17 months prior to blending and bottling.
Production
6,348 cases produced