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2018 Pinot Noir Clone 777

2018 Pinot Noir Clone 777
Lafond Vineyard

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In order to create one of our most aromatic Pinot Noirs, winemaker Bruce McGuire focuses on the 777 Clone from the Lafond Vineyard. The 777 clone benefits from the mixture of ancient marine based soil found throughout the Sta. Rita Hills, and the river deposited soil from the Santa Ynez River. The 777 clone highlights the complexity of the Lafond Vineyard site, first with its aroma and finally with its depth of flavor.

Lafond Vineyard is ideally situated to produce Pinot Noir exhibiting the unique and exotic flavor profile one finds in only a few regions of the world. Specific areas within our vineyard exhibit elevated concentration and complexity due to soil type and exposure to the elements. We have planted eight distinct clones of Pinot Noir, each with subtle differences in flavor and aroma.

  • 2022 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition - Best of Class of Appellation 96 points
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SKU: 431718
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Vineyard Designation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Date
Sept. 28 & Oct. 2, 2018
Sugar
24.3 Brix
Acid
.67
pH
3.47
Bottling Date
May 12, 2020
Residual Sugar
Dry
Alcohol %
14.4
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2018 Lafond Vineyard 777 Pinot Noir is a deep ruby color with crimson reflections. This wine has aromas of freshly picked raspberry, brandied cherry, and red licorice. Bright flavors of cranberry and cherry pie combine with savory black tea. Medium-bodied with plenty of tannin, pair this wine with sautéed mushrooms, casseroles, and beef bourguignon.
Vineyard Notes
100% Lafond Vineyard
Production Notes
6 barrel lot, 1 new French oak, 16 months in barrel
Winemaker Notes
The 2018 is from 2 separate blocks. One from the north side of the Santa Ynez River which is slightly warmer. The other is on the south side down the hill from the winery. We used 3 barrels of each site. Both were very good expressions of clone 777 that are even better together.
Food Pairing Notes
Sautéed mushrooms; casseroles; beef bourguignon.
Other Notes
Production: 148 cases

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