2009 Suacci Vineyard Pinot Noir

On the nose, scents of Black Cherry, raspberry compote with a slight smokiness. As the wine opens up, earth, dried herbs and mineral notes appear. The core of this wine is dense with a chalky mouthfeel that give the wine structure and some extra layers. After some air, the wine softens up and begins to have a creamy mouthfeel. The finish is lingering and mouth-watering due to the vibrant acidity and tannins. This wine will continue to streamline itself with some cellaring, and any drinking in the short term will benefit from pairing with a pinot-friendly dish.

Vintage Notes

2009 was probably the best growing season that I have seen in my years in the business. A long, evenly keeled summer with a nice little warm spell in late August help flavors, sugars, acids and tannins all cross the finish line at the same time. Yields were perfect with minimal fruit dropping needed in the vineyard, and in late September we were awarded with some amazing fruit in our vineyards.

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