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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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(91-94) Points Vinous

“The 2013 Pinot Noir Katherine Lindsay Estate is once again lifted, precise and aromatic. White pepper, blood orange, chalk, mint, spices and bright red fruit are given an little more focus by the energy of the year. Although still very, very young, the 2013 is shaping up to be a jewel of a wine. The 2013 speaks to finesse and pulsating vibrancy above all else.”
Antonio Galloni

(91-93) Points Wine Advocate

“My tasting notes on these same Pinot Noir cuvées in 2013 revealed slightly smaller production numbers, and wines with more crisp acids, perhaps not the flesh and fat of the 2012s, but stylistically, they are more elegant and feminine whereas the 2012s are more meaty, concentrated and powerful. All the 2013 Pinot Noirs appear to be very good, with my favorites being the Agustina Katherine Lindsay Estate and the Ulises Valdez Vineyard.”
Robert Parker Jr.

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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