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2015

Pinot Noir

Cuvée Agustina
Katherine Lindsay Estate
Russian River Valley

Deep ruby with a rich blue hue, the 2015 Cuvée Agustina Pinot Noir from the Katherine Lindsay Estate captivates with an aromatic complexity of crushed blackberry, high-toned raspberry, bergamot and violet. Flavors of fleshy black cherry and vanilla seamlessly integrate within a rich, full body. Silky tannins and salivating acidity lend a manifest dynamism to this wine. Complement with seared foie drizzled with a sour cherry reduction, or in wintertime, enjoy with freshly shaved truffles atop a simple risotto. Serve at 50°-55° F.

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(93-94) Points JamesSuckling.com

“Big and powerful with loads of fruit and richness. Full and massive. Layers of fruit. This will need time in bottle.”
James Suckling

(97-99) Points Wine Advocate

“Deep ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Pinot Noir Cuvee Agustina Katherine Lindsay Estate leaps from the glass with floral notes of roses and violets over a core of crushed cherries, mulberries and fallen leaves with a hint of mossy bark. Richly fruited, concentrated and wonderfully minerally in the mouth, the tannins are oh-so-fine and grainy yet firm, and it finishes with great freshness and beguiling minerality. ”
Lisa Perrotti-Brown

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Harvest Date September 10th, 12th

Growing Season A true test of our vineyard team’s mettle, the challenges of the 2015 season commenced early with cold, damp, windy conditions during bloom causing poor set, and unevenly ripened clusters - what is known as ‘shot berries’. The remainder of the season steadied, and with much handwork and fruit thinning, delivered ripe and balanced fruit of high quality. Harvest was early across the board, a common occurrence when the vine carries a light crop.

Winemaking

• Hand-sorted while still cold from the field; 6% whole cluster inclusion
• Fermented in small, open-top stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts
• 5-day cold soak, 16 day maceration
• Gentle punchdowns and pumpovers
• Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel
• Aged 15 months in French oak barrels; 75% new
• Coopers: Cadus, Damy, Francois Frères, Gauthier, Louis Latour
• Bottled unfined and unfiltered; January, 2017