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E16 Winery selects pinot noir and chardonnay from California vineyards graced with the optimum confluence of soil, climate and human curation. The E16 winemaking team partners with grape growers who share a commitment to sustainable viticulture and a devotion to the fruit’s inherent varietal expression. This camaraderie is woven with a passion for excellence and respect for the fundamentals of thoughtful farming to produce noble wines having a true sense of place.

 

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2014 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
"E16 Selection"

2014 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

Winemaking & Vineyard Details

Appellation
Russian River Valley
Vineyard Designation
"E16 Selection"
Clone
Dijon, Mariafeld, 828
Fermentation
open-top tanks
Blend
100% Pinot Noir
Harvest Date
September 5 – 9, 2014
Aging
11 mos in Fr oak BBLs (Fouquet and Boutes coopers, 20% new)
Alcohol %
14.4
TA | pH
6.1g/L | 3.68
Bottling Date
August 4, 2015
Winemaker
Daniel Moore
Production
13 barrels, 335 cases
PRICE
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$42.00
 
SKU: ERVPN14
WE: 91 | PF: 91

Impressions
Nose: cherry, raspberry, dried brush, fresh-baked bread, pipe smoke
Mouth: black cherry, vanilla, exotic spices, dark cocoa, black tea, pliable tannins, balanced acidity, plush texture

Vineyards
The wines from two distinctive Russian River Valley vineyards were embellished with a 13% combined contribution from properties in Anderson Valley, Bennett Valley and the Santa Lucia Highlands to add structure and depth.

The small, neighboring plantings lie about four miles east of the Russian River in the Piner Flat area, a one-time floodplain where the gentle slopes are composed of clayloam and sandy-clay-loam soils (Huichica Series). During the growing season, clear days are subjected to intermittent periods of morning and/or late afternoon fog from the coast, mitigating mid-day heat and soothing pinot noir grapes into giving up their bounty.

Five-plus acres of the Mariafeld clone grow on Hawks Roost Ranch where rows were plotted on an east-west grid in 1998. Vines receive abundant sunlight to attain masculine wines with solid structure.

Martaella Vineyards were developed in 2007 with 42 acres of pinot noir clones Dijon and 828 in a high-density planting. The mix of location and cultural practices strikes an optimum balance of aroma, flavor and structure.

Metrics

Blend
100% Pinot Noir
Harvest Date
September 5 – 9, 2014
Aging
11 mos in Fr oak BBLs (Fouquet and Boutes coopers, 20% new)
Alcohol %
14.4
TA | pH
6.1g/L | 3.68
Bottling Date
August 4, 2015
Winemaker
Daniel Moore
Production
13 barrels, 335 cases

TASTING ROOM
8085 Perry Creek Road
Somerset, CA 95684
p 530.620.6200
Open Friday – Sunday 11am – 5pm

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APPELLATIONS
Bennett Valley
Anderson Valley
Russian River Valley
Santa Lucia Highlands
El Dorado

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