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2017 Abel Vineyard

Pinot Noir
Anderson Valley
$65.00
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750 ml

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  • About This Wine
  • Vintage Notes
  • Vineyard Notes
  • Wine Profile
  • Technical Details

Planted at the "deep end" of Anderson Valley, near Navarro, CA, this vineyard produces a wine that expresses elegant notes of cherry and cola.

Vintage Notes: 

The 2017 vintage began with significant rainfall prior to bloom, refilling the state’s reservoirs and ending California’s five-year drought. We saw a sudden spike in temperatures just prior to harvest, leading fruit to ripen quicker than anticipated. This sped up our harvest schedule, but due to our team’s vigilance, the fruit was still able to be picked at optimal ripeness. Temperatures then cooled back down by mid-September, allowing the remaining vineyards to complete ripening at an ideal pace. The rest of harvest was finished as planned, with yields coming in at their typical levels.

Vineyard Notes: 

The Abel Vineyard sits in the heart of the town of Philo in what’s also referred to as the “deep-end” of Anderson Valley. This wine has the reputation of being one of our most expressive upon release.

Wine Profile: 

Aromas: Raspberry, dried cherries, pennyroyal, orange zest.

Palate: Medium weight palate with soft tannins. Notes of cherry, pomegranate, and clove with light delicate cola notes on the finish.

Vintage Notes: 

The 2017 vintage began with significant rainfall prior to bloom, refilling the state’s reservoirs and ending California’s five-year drought. We saw a sudden spike in temperatures just prior to harvest, leading fruit to ripen quicker than anticipated. This sped up our harvest schedule, but due to our team’s vigilance, the fruit was still able to be picked at optimal ripeness. Temperatures then cooled back down by mid-September, allowing the remaining vineyards to complete ripening at an ideal pace. The rest of harvest was finished as planned, with yields coming in at their typical levels.

Vineyard Notes: 

The Abel Vineyard sits in the heart of the town of Philo in what’s also referred to as the “deep-end” of Anderson Valley. This wine has the reputation of being one of our most expressive upon release.

Wine Profile: 

Aromas: Raspberry, dried cherries, pennyroyal, orange zest.

Palate: Medium weight palate with soft tannins. Notes of cherry, pomegranate, and clove with light delicate cola notes on the finish.

Wine Specs
Vintage: 
2017
Vineyard Designation: 
Abel Vineyard
Fermentation/Barrel Aging: 
100% stainless steel fermented;100% malolactic completion; 15 months; 12% new French oak
Alcohol: 
12.6%

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