2015 Pratt Vineyard Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Alcohol %
14

2015 Pratt Vineyard Pinot Noir

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SKU: PPV1528
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VINEYARD

In the mid-90s, Jim Pratt, a vineyard manager to some of the most respected wineries in the Sonoma Coast and Russian River, went looking for a property to call his own. Jim explored Sebastopol, where apple farms were being converted to vineyard.  Here, he found an ideal site south of Graton and west of Sebastopol : a 10 acre hillside location sitting on Goldridge soils with the perfect mix of cool weather —fog and wind — and abundant afternoon sunshine to produce vibrant high acid fruit. In 2000, Jim acquired the neighboring propriety and planted an additional 7 acres.

Appellation: Sonoma Coast

Terroir:  Goldridge soil series, which is well-drained and highly erodible, with poor nutrients forcing vines to struggle thus delivering dense fruit clusters.  Overall climate is cool, foggy and sometimes windy; however, with enough sunshine to produce fruit with intense color and flavors.

WINEMAKING

After night harvesting, the fruit travels before sunrise to Saintsbury. Each block remains separate and receives gentle handling starting at the sorting table through to the  4 ton open top fermenters for 5 day cold soak,  20 days total cuvaison.

Aging: 10 months in 25% new;  30% 1-year old & 45% neutral all French Oak

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