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2018 SeaLift

Pinot Noir
Sonoma Coast
$75.00
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750 ml

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

The SeaLift Vineyard is located in Annapolis, four miles from the Pacific Ocean. This wine is brooding with dark fruit flavors as well as cacao and dark chocolate.

Vintage Notes: 

2018 was a very cool growing season that allowed us to leisurely pick grapes over a long period of time. This cool weather allowed us to have many different blocks picked at various levels of ripeness and flavor development, while maintaining ideal sugar levels. This gave us a diverse group of wines to blend from at our blending session.

Vineyard Notes: 

The SeaLift vineyard is planted in what the locals term the “true Sonoma Coast”, north of the Fort Ross/Seaview AVA and just to the south of the Mendocino County border. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean provides a long, cool growing season each year. Planted at 1,200 feet above sea level, the SeaLift Pinot Noir vines are planted at the fog line and are on a southwest facing aspect, giving the grapes exposure to the later, warmer sun. The loam topsoil provides excellent drainage to ensure we get concentrated fruit come harvest.

Wine Profile: 

Aromas: Ripe cherry, blackberry, fennel

Palate: Red plums, cherry, pomegranate

Vintage Notes: 

2018 was a very cool growing season that allowed us to leisurely pick grapes over a long period of time. This cool weather allowed us to have many different blocks picked at various levels of ripeness and flavor development, while maintaining ideal sugar levels. This gave us a diverse group of wines to blend from at our blending session.

Vineyard Notes: 

The SeaLift vineyard is planted in what the locals term the “true Sonoma Coast”, north of the Fort Ross/Seaview AVA and just to the south of the Mendocino County border. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean provides a long, cool growing season each year. Planted at 1,200 feet above sea level, the SeaLift Pinot Noir vines are planted at the fog line and are on a southwest facing aspect, giving the grapes exposure to the later, warmer sun. The loam topsoil provides excellent drainage to ensure we get concentrated fruit come harvest.

Wine Profile: 

Aromas: Ripe cherry, blackberry, fennel

Palate: Red plums, cherry, pomegranate

Wine Specs
Vintage: 
2018
Vineyard Designation: 
SeaLift Vineyard
Fermentation/Barrel Aging: 
Primary fermentation in stainless steel open top fermenters; 100% malolactic fermentation in barrel; 15 months, 20% new French oak
Alcohol: 
13.7%

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