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2019 Gunsalus Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

2019 Gunsalus Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
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Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley
19 months, 46% new French oak
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
An enchanting minerally bouquet of rose petal, baking spice, oyster shell and ground white pepper are such a fun intro to the spunky flavors of cream soda, orange peel, black cherry with a tart berry brightness… the acidity is bright, the texture mouthwatering, fabulous structure, hints of dark cherries and plums and boysenberry, lots of interesting bass notes and bold tannins that soften on the back palate. This will develop tremendously over the next several years! Or just over dinner given a bit of air beforehand.
Silver Medal N. Coast Wine Challenge
Vineyard Notes
Pamela and Glen Gunsalus (“gun-say-lus”) are always in their vineyard, located on a west-facing slope in the Green Valley of Russian River Valley appellation. These two former researchers have great intuition backed up by scientific rigor and it shows in the quality of their grapes.
Production Notes
We’ve historically picked Gunsalus the first week of September, but the cool season delayed harvest until September 18. As usual, the winemaking was simple and straightforward – a slow soak until wild yeast began their work was followed by about a week of fermentation. Post-ferment, we sealed the fermenter for an extended maceration and pressed and barreled about 40 days after picking.
13 barrels / 323 cases made