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2008

Pinot Noir

Cuvée Agustina
Katherine Lindsay Estate
Russian River Valley

This very special selection from Lindsay Estate is comprised of just two massal selections, or types, of pinot noir. The blend is chosen to showcase texture, concentration and structure. Deep ruby in color, it boasts excellent depth of flavor and elegance on the palate, opening with pure, ripe black cherry and pomegranate along with nuances of cedar, cardamom and Darjeeling tea leaves. Sweet, fine-grained tannins permeate a long finish accented with floral notes and subtle minerality. Alcohol 14.8%

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94+ points Wine Advocate

“Firmer structured, more tannic and reserved effort than the regular bottling.  It cuts a broad swath across the palate with lots of berry fruit and foresty notes, but it is less revealing than its sibling.  Give this impressive Pinot 2-3 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 10-15 years.”
Robert Parker Jr.

92 points International Wine Cellar

“Saturated red. Very expressive, pure aromas of raspberry, blackberry, violet, Asian spices and bitter chocolate. Then velvety and broad, with sweet, fruit-driven flavors of black raspberry and boysenberry. An alluring, suave style, expanding on the back half and finishing with a fine dusting of tannins and spices. ”
Josh Raynolds

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Harvest Date September 24 - 27

Growing Season 2008 began with an exceptionally dry spring and early bud break. Frosts in April significantly lowered cluster counts. Weather stabilized and warmed through summer, with warmer temperatures continuing through harvest. A smaller crop of high quality fruit was able to ripen fully and evenly, developing an excellent balance of sugars and acid. Overall, the 2008 wines are bright and expressive with well-articulated flavors.

Winemaking

• Hand-harvested grapes
• Fermented in small, open-top stainless steel fermentors with indigenous yeasts
• 5-day cold soak, 16 days total maceration
• Hand-punched cap
• Native malolactic fermentation in barrels
• Aged 16 months in Damy, Redoux and Seguin Moreau French oak barrels; 74% new
• Unblended, unfined and unfiltered; bottled January 2010