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Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Carneros
Acid
0.61g/100mls
pH
3.56
Aging
15 months barrel age
Alcohol %
14.5

2017 Lawler Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir

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SKU: PLR17B

The Lawler Ranch vineyard is located on Ramal Road just east of our Tula Vista vineyard. The eastern facing slopes were originally planted in 1990, and then grafted to Dijon Clones in 2004. The defining feature of this wine is its savory character. Leaping from the glass are notes of sassafras, rose petal, and boysenberry.  The 2017 uses the Pommard clone (50%) for the blend’s foundation. It marries well with the Dijon 667 (50%) which adds depth and structure. This wine exudes youthful exuberance and energy.  It is delicious now, but one need not be overly optimistic to see the aging potential.  

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This wine exudes youthful exuberance and energy. It is delicious now, but one need not be overly optimistic to see the aging potential. Leaping from the glass are notes of sassafras, rose petal, and boysenberry. The palate has a mouthwatering, juicy quality, with black raspberry, lingonberry, and plum clafouti backed up additional notes of baking spice. The blend enjoyed a full fifteen months of barrel age; 50% newly coopered French oak from Cadus and Francois-Frères.
Vineyard Notes
The grapes were harvested on August 28, and we combined the two separate clones in one open-topped tank. After cold soaking the grapes for five days to maximize color and flavor extraction, the fermentation was initiated with a traditional Burgundian yeast.
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Carneros
Acid
0.61g/100mls
pH
3.56
Aging
15 months barrel age
Alcohol %
14.5