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Library 2014 Azaya Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir

Library 2014 Azaya Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir
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SKU: L14PNAZA

Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Marin County
Vineyard Designation
Azaya Ranch Vineyard
Acid
6.1 g/L
pH
3.53
Aging
Aged 15 months in French Oak (50% new barrels)
Fermentation
Open top fermentation, cold soak, punch down
Alcohol %
13.8


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Vineyard Notes
We at Dutton-Goldfield have a special affinity for exotic sites in sparsely planted Marin County, and Azaya Ranch perfectly fits the bill. Mark Pasternak planted Azaya Ranch for the McEvoy family on an ideal south and west facing hill in Hicks Valley. This could be the sweet spot of Marin Viticulture: in the cold heart, but on a protected, well-drained slope. Mark and Dan chose 5 clones for this 18-acre ranch: 667, 828, 115, 777 and a touch of 2A. The fruit ripens very slowly, but the tiny berries stay plump and develop thick, chewy skins. For the Dutton-Goldfield offering, we harvest the 667 for its focused dark fruit character and structure, the 828 for its lively high tones, and a touch of 115 for its aromatic beauty. With its great natural acidity, the hallmark of this neighborhood is precise and nuanced berry fruit, lively intensity, and a refreshing lingering finish.