2019 Foretell Pinot Noir
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Pinot Noir
Sonoma Coast
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2019 Foretell Pinot Noir

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Notes: “Dark red fruit aromas are buoyed by bright minerality and freshness mingled with layers of warm baking spices and floral notes.  The 2018 Foretell Pinot Noir leaps out of the glass with the intense personality that vineyard is known for.  With a candied edge to the fruit on the palate, the rich structure is layered and elegant maintaining the distinct pinot noir character while showcasing the boldness that mountain grown wine can possess.  This wine drinks beautifully now and will benefit from another 4-6 years of ageing.”

-Sam Baxter, Winemaker and Proprietor

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: 

2019 Long, warm summer and mild finish to the season. The beginning of the 2019 growing season was defined by copious rainfall and late soil moisture. The long, warm summer saw very few extreme heat events, with foggy mornings setting the stage for vibrant and expressive wines. The long, relatively mild finish to the season, not without its moments of unpredictability, helped to preserve freshness and finesse in the fruit with abundant hang time teasing out great color, structure and soft tannins. Volume is looking to be about average to a little less than average. All in all, exceptional fruit with bright acidity and ample texture promises an amazing vintage.


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 14 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, Nadalie Medium Plus tight grain
Un-fined and lightly filtered; bottle 2021