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2008 Gravel Knob Vineyard Pinot Noir

2008 Gravel Knob Vineyard Pinot Noir

  • gravel-knob-pinot

Price: $42.00

One small section of the Gloria Ferrer Estate vineyards produces Pinot Noir of incomparable quality. Gravel Knob, as the name implies, has rocky soils, which causes the vines to struggle, putting all their effort into the fruit. This is a wine that showcases Sonoma Carneros Pinot Noir at its finest.

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Tasting Notes

On the nose you will find notes of black cherry and earth. On the palate, this wine carries a firm acidity balanced with fresh fruit, tobacco, and spice.

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Food Affinities

The earthy and dark fruit characteristics of this estate Pinot Noir make a fine match alongside roasted duck breast, herb-crusted chicken, and rack of lamb. Try pairing it alongside fresh figs and smoked gouda for a decadent treat.

About

The Gravel Knob section of our 200-acre Home Ranch estate vineyard produces distinctive, opulent fruit year after year, prompting us to create this single-lot bottling that reflects the unique terroir. Rocky, well-drained soils, and ideal orientation and frequent exposure to wind combine to yield Pinot Noir with exotic aromas and flavors with a supple texture.

  • Blend

  • 100% Pinot Noir
  • Appellation

  • Carneros

Winemaking

2008 will be remembered by Carneros grape growers as a challenging year. It was one that required more attentive care of the vines. Record frost in March and April damaged some of the vines followed by an unusual dry spell which caused the fields to be lighter and slightly overripe. Despite the year’s challenges the fruit quality was excellent as the lower yields produced highly concentrated fruit flavors.

  • Case Production -

  • 325
  • Analysis -

  • pH: 3.74,
  • Total Acidity: 0.59g/100mL,
  • Alcohol: 13.82%,