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2012 Adastra Vineyard Pinot Noir, Los Carneros

The 2012 Adastra Vineyard Pinot Noir is pure and fresh, with aromas of bing cherry, strawberry, black tea, pomegranate, earth, and sweet spice.
Very soft on the palate,
with lots of delicious red fruit flavors cascading through the wine. (Best 2016 - 2026)
90 points, International Wine Report

Double Gold Winner, Amarican Fine Wine Competition

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Description

Certified Organic vineyard that gives us small yields and gorgeous Pinots... planted in 1994 to clay loam soils, low elevation, in the heart of Carneros with cold, brisk winds; the perfect place for stunning Pinot noir!

Tasting Notes

The bouquet is a deep, well-integrated symphony of notes – licorice, black cherry with vanilla custard, a hint of briar, hay, and redwood bark. The flavors are bold, and comforting nips of raspberry, cherry, and dark plum yield to spicy cranberry on the mid-palate. The texture is built of silky tannins akin to the lush feel of high thread count sheets on skin, and the finish lingers and lingers.

Vineyard Notes

Yield: 2.2 tons of grapes per acre

Winemaker Notes

The bouquet is a deep, well-integrated symphony of notes – licorice, black cherry with vanilla custard, a hint of briar, hay, and red- wood bark. The flavors are bold, and comforting nips of raspberry, cherry, and dark plum yield to spicy cranberry on the mid-palate. The texture is built of silky tannins akin to the lush feel of high thread count sheets on skin, and the finish lingers and lingers.

Other Notes

Clones/selections: 2A, Swan, Pommard, Dijon clones 113,115, 777, and two “suitcase” clones

Ratings

93 points Pinotfile, 90 points IWR

Awards

DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL International Fine Wine Competition
Vintage 2012
Varietal Pinot Noir
Varietal Composition 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation Los Carneros
Harvest Date September 13, 2012
Aging 20 months, 59% new French oak
Barrel Aging 20 months 59% New French Oak
Alcohol % 14
Size 750 ml