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2005 Pinotage - LIMITED

2005 Pinotage - LIMITED

Fort Ross Vineyard. Sonoma Coast

This Pinotage required additional cellaring due to its unprecedented intensity and is finally ready for your sipping pleasure.

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The challenging 2005 vintage on the Sonoma Coast produced a very small yield but made wines of outstanding intensity. In June, just as the vines were in bloom and the berry set looked promising, the was un-seasonal rain that stopped many of the berries from developing, dramatically decreasing the crop. Our ultimate yield was about half a ton an acre but the wine produced was of exceptional quality, concentrated in flavor and color, thanks to the small clusters and diminutive berries that made it through harvest. This vintage can be summed up as "Quixotic weather + small crop = small clusters + tiny berries = fabulous wine!" This Pinotage required additional cellaring due to its unprecedented intensity and is finally ready for your sipping pleasure. Please allow this wine to breathe before enjoying.

TASTING NOTES: Dense aromas of ripe loganberries and lychee beautifully integrate with layers of spicy cedar and wet earth. This opaque, unfined, unfiltered Pinotage has a concentrated depth of bold and luscious flavors that envelop the palate. Tiers of black raspberries, blueberry and a hint of vanilla are enhanced by the spicy flavors that carry though to the lengthy finish of this complex, structured wine. Its appealing velvety textural components are the perfect accompaniment to hearty meals, spicy foods, grilled meats and for the adventurous...sweet berry desserts. A mere 100 cases produced!

Wine Specs

Vintage 2005
Varietal Pinotage
Appellation Sonoma Coast
Alcohol % 14