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2013

Pinot Noir

Katherine Lindsay Estate
Russian River Valley

These grapes are grown in the iron-rich “Sebastopol Series” Goldridge soils of our Katherine Lindsay Estate Vineyard. This terroir driven Pinot Noir is deep ruby-red with aromas of ripe Bing cherries, earl grey tea, baking spices and slate. The mouthfeel is round and generous with layers of mocha, toasty oak and earth unfolding through the length finish.

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94 Points JamesSuckling.com

“A very dark and rich red with dried berry and plum aromas and flavors. Ripe undertone. Tar. Dried fruit. Full-bodied, round and juicy. Contrasty. Drink now. ”
James Suckling

93 Points Vinous

“The 2013 Pinot Noir Katherine Lindsay Estate is round, creamy and beautifully layered, with plenty of sweet red cherry, plum, spice and lavender notes pushed into the foreground. Attractive spice and floral notes add to the wine's sensual, inviting personality. The Katherine Lindsay should drink nicely pretty much upon release. There is plenty of Russian River raciness here. The 2013 was done with a touch of whole clusters (4-5%), but they aren't especially evident.”
Antonio Galloni

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Harvest Date September 10 – 20th

Growing Season 2013 was a phenomenal growing season in just about every way. A warm, dry spring led to early bud break, limited canopy vigor and berry size, and created ideal conditions through bloom and fruit set. An abundance of long sunny days, with only one heat spike in early July, resulted in even ripening and an early harvest with exceptional flavor development. The 2013 vintage offers very high quality wines that are striking in their balance and expression.

Winemaking

• Hand harvested at night
• Hand sorted, cold; 5% whole cluster inclusion
• 5 day cold soak, 16 days total maceration
• Fermented with indigenous yeasts in small, open-top, stainless steel tanks
• Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel
• Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 63% new
• Coopers: Cadus, Damy, Louis Latour, Francois Frères, and Remond
• Unfined and unfiltered; bottled January 2015