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2017 Rust Rock Vineyard Pinot Noir

2017 Rust Rock Vineyard Pinot Noir

The Carneros Pinot Noir from our Circle Bar Ranch property shows highly distinctive characteristics vintage after vintage. The outstanding flavors and textural qualities of this unique terroir prompted us to create this exclusive single-lot bottling. Comprised of shallow, rocky, volcanic soils, our Rust Rock vineyard produces top-rated wines with elegant fruit characteristics

from $37.50 - $52
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2017 Rust Rock Vineyard Pinot Noir

The Carneros Pinot Noir from our Circle Bar Ranch property shows highly distinctive characteristics vintage after vintage. The outstanding flavors and textural qualities of this unique terroir prompted us to create this exclusive single-lot bottling. Comprised of shallow, rocky, volcanic soils, our Rust Rock vineyard produces top-rated wines with elegant fruit characteristics

from $39 - $52

Tasting Notes

A beautiful deep garnet color with aromas of cherry pie and earthy loam.

Red then dark fruit lands on the palate leading to lush tones of plum, black cherry with a hint of anise and some nice minerality in the finish.

2017 Rust Rock Vineyard Pinot Noir

Food Pairings

To enhance the beautiful aromas and tart fruit flavors that Rust Rock has to offer, create a grazing board with some Truffle Tremor and Sheep’s milk ricotta, dried cranberries, cherries and pomegranate seeds. For your main course try mushroom ragu over some creamy blue cheese polenta. Finish with a cinnamon pavlova with spiced ginger peaches to enhance all the spicy fruitiness of this Carneros pinot.

Additional Information

  • Composition100% Pinot Noir
  • Aging9 months in French Oak
  • AppellationCarneros
  • Alcohol14.5%
  • TA0.58 g/mL
  • pH3.72
  • Dosage12.6 g/L

The spring of 2017 brought record rainfall to break the six year drought parching California. The late rains provided plenty of water to the vines for a vigorous start to the growing season. Harvest began about 10 days earlier than average. A couple of heat spikes during harvest created some anxiety, but we had the grapes harvested before the peak of the heat. We were able to pick all of the grapes at their optimum ripeness to produce outstanding wines.