2015 Foretell Pinot Noir
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Pinot Noir
Sonoma Coast
Alcohol %

2015 Foretell Pinot Noir

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Property:  Cinghiale Vineyard
Appellation:  Fort Ross-Seaview, Sonoma County
Clonal Selections:  clone 828 and 777
Site: West facing rocky slopes at 1500 feet elevation facing the Pacific Ocean only 4 miles away
Yield: 1.5 tons/acre



Growing Season

The 2015 vintage began in late winter due to unseasonably warm temperatures leading to an early bud break, and thus an elongated growing season. Overall yields were lighter than average with smaller cluster and berry size as a result of cooler temperatures during bloom and the third consecutive year of drought. The resultant wines show increased concentration of flavors with wonderful balance and round textures.
Harvest  Date: October 2nd, 2015
Harvest Brix:   26.0° brix




Hand-harvested, picked at night
De-stemmed whole berry to tank
72 hour cold soak at 55° F
Fermented with indigenous yeast for 11 days with 16 days of total maceration
Free run drained by gravity for 12 hours and press fraction blended away
Aged 12 months sur lie   in French oak barrels, then racked 3 months prior to bottling
Coopers: 60% new French oak, Vernou, Demptos Medium Plus tight grain
Un-fined and lightly filtered; bottled April 2017