2017 Pinot Noir Reserve Magnum
February 22, 2019
A fuller-bodied Pinot Noir with expressions of blackcurrant, boysenberry, violet, bergamot tea and cola. Layers of complexity on the palate lead into a silky smooth finish. Blend of the premium clones on Allendale property of 667, 828 with some 115. 36% new French oak and 15month barrel-aged.
Liquidity’s premium planting of clones 667 and 828, in combination with our 1994 planted of clone 115 all cane pruned and then shoot and fruit thinned to produce 2 short tons per acre.
The tiny clusters were gently harvested and destemmed, but not crushed. The whole berries were transferred to small fermenters and fermented with a mixture of wild and commercial yeast. Each fermenter was kept relatively cool (less than 25C) throughout fermentation and gently punched down by hand 2 times per day. The wine was then pressed to our finest French oak barrels (36% new) for malolactic fermentation and aged for 18 months, with a single racking by gravity
Food Pairing Notes
The richness of this Pinot calls for dishes such as rib-eye steak, pork tenderloin or brisket.