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2007 Winderlea Pinot Noir Estate

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From winery website: 2007 Winderlea Pinot Noir Estate
The 2007 “Estate” pinot noir (formerly //Goldschmidt Vineyard//) was picked on Sept 29th and Oct 15th. The core of the wine is two new blocks of Pommard planted in 2005 which we allowed to ferment in our new Taransaud wood fermenters. The remaining fruit was fermented in stainless steel and macro bins. In addition to being fermented in wooden tanks, the Estate was barrel aged in French oak barrels for 9 months prior to being bottled in August. The Estate shows a beautiful garnet color, concentrated red and black fruit, a full mouth feel and an elegant finish. The Estate will benefit from 1-2 years of additional bottle aging and we believe has an 8-10 year aging potential.
Harvest Date: 9.29.07 & 10.15.07
Brix at Harvest: 22.4 & 24.5
Finished Alcohol: 14%
Clones: Dijon 667, 777, 115 and Pommard
Aging: 9 months in French Oak Barrels – 30% new
Bottled: August 3, 2008
Cases: 560
Release: May 2009
Vineyard: //Winderlea Estate// (formerly //Goldschmidt//)