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2010

Pinot Noir

Cuvée Agustina
Katherine Lindsay Estate
Russian River Valley

This special selection from Katherine Lindsay Estate is comprised of two massal selections, or types, of pinot noir. The blend is chosen to showcase texture, concentration and structure. Bright magenta in color, it boasts intense depth of flavor on the palate, opening with pure, ripe black cherry and raspberry along with nuances of fresh earth and Darjeeling tea leaves. Round, supple tannins complement a long finish, which is highlighted with floral notes and subtle minerality.

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(94-96) Points Wine Advocate

“Blossoms beautifully in the glass with dark red fruits, spices, licorice and new leather.  Plush and generous, the 2010 Cuvée Agustina impresses for its depth and exceptional overall sense of harmony.  Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.”
Antonio Gallioni

92 Points Wine Spectator

“Rich to the point of being syrupy, this offers lots of ripe berry and jammy flavors, but succeeds in remaining vibrant and lively. Fans of rich Pinot will find this both persistent and worthy of cellaring. Best from 2013 through 2021. ”
James Laube

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Harvest Date October 3 to 4

Growing Season 2010 began with a wet winter and spring across Sonoma County. Summer was cool, though as harvest approached temperatures rose. Our pinot noir and chardonnay ripened fully and evenly, allowing sugars and acid to develop in balance. The wines from 2010 are bright, expressive and elegant.

Winemaking

• Hand-harvested grapes
• Fermented in small, open-top stainless steel fermentors with indigenous yeasts
• 5-day cold soak, 15 days total maceration
• Hand-punched cap
• Direct to press; 11% whole cluster
• Native malolactic fermentation in barrels
• Aged 15 months in small French oak barrels; 75% new
• Unblended, unfined and unfiltered; bottled January 2012