2018 Pinot Noir, 'Estate Grown' -93PTS

The Schug Estate vineyard sits at the base of a high ridge on the windy western edge of theCarneros AVA in Sonoma County. This bottling highlights several clones of Pinot Noir grownon individual blocks, each vinified and aged separately. The weighty meatiness and smokinessof the Pommard clones in Block 8 (planted in 1989) and Block 9 (2003) is enhanced by thefruity exuberance of the Dijon clones in Block 10 (1997). Block 4s (1994) Martini clonerounds out the wine with a touch of soft ripe fruit. Strong afternoon winds affect these sites,resulting in small berries and slower ripening with great concentration of aroma and flavor. Abouquet reminiscent of roses, ripe cherries and a meaty smokiness lead to savory flavors of blackcherry and plum, finishing with hints of tobacco and spicy new oak. This wine is perfect for thecollectors cellar, and will continue to age gracefully for a decade or more

Price: $50.00


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