2011 Pinot Noir
Lucky Well UV, Sonoma Coast
The Lucky Well Vineyard was planted in the fall of 2007 by Ulises Valdez (hence the "UV" in the wine's name) to Ehren Jordan's specifications.
The vineyard itself lies in the rolling hills approximately 3 miles to the north of Occidental and just a few miles inland from the Pacific Ocean on the "true" Sonoma Coast. The vineyard is ideally located above the fog line to maximize sunlight for ripening, but in a cool enough location to ensure a long growing season - prime for both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varietals. It is an organically dry-farmed vineyard with tightly planted vines, our vines are planted to Pommard & Swan clones. This is a beautiful dense garnet rose color with lovely pink rim variation.
The nose is a pretty floral start with notes of rose and violet; just absolutely beautiful, with aromatics of sweet fruit and cola spice. On the palate the cola spice carries through and is joined by raspberry and attractive notes of cherry pie, baked cranberry and blackberry cobbler. The finish is vibrant and focused due to it's bright acidity. Delicious!
|Harvest Date.........||October 2011|
|Barrel Program.....||9 Months in 40% New Oak|
|Cases produced.....||136 Cases|