Cline's Pinot Noir vineyards are planted in the Petaluma Gap blocks of the Sonoma Coast appellation on a hillside with southwestern exposure. The PetGap vineyards vary from shallow hillsides to deeper and richer valley plantings. These cool growing regions are known for producing some of California's finest Pinot Noir.
Grapes are hand-harvested, de-stemmed and pumped directly to stainless steel fermenting tanks. After fermentation, the wine was aged for 11 months on 32% new medium plus toasted French oak, giving it subtle vanilla and toffee flavours.
It shows bright red fruit characteristics along with deep colour, lush body, touches of vanilla and spearmint followed by delicate strawberry flavours. All these flavours are wrapped in a quite rich medium bodied framework, lush, rich and polished.
Cline Sonoma County Pinot Noir
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