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2016 Home Ranch designate

Notes:

2016 was a relatively mild growing season. Heavy winter rains helped to alleviate the previous drought conditions and provided even ripening during summer temperatures. An earlier than average harvest allowed for smaller, intensely concentrated clusters. Our 2016 Green Valley of the Russian River Valley Pinot Noir has dark winter red fruit flavors, such as cherry and pomegranate. The nose hints at Christmas with warm spices and delicate licorice.

Facts:

  • Vineyard Sources: Chenoweth Ranch, Treehouse, Bootlegger’s Hill

  • Bottled: March 2, 2018

  • Months in Barrel: 18 Months

  • Percent New Oak: 17%

  • Barrels Used: 100% French Oak

  • Cases Produced: 209

  • Clones: Swan, 667, 777, 115, 23, 37, Pommard, & Calera

  • Fermented in ½ Ton Picking Bins

Bottle Chemistry:

  • Alcohol: 14.5 %/ ABV

  • pH: 3.5

  • FSO2: 32 mg/L