Pinot Noir
Hallberg Vineyard, 2017

$ 75.00

We would never be able to forgive ourselves if we didn’t set aside some Pinot Noir from this one single vineyard block and bottle it separately. Both complex and ‘sneaky,’ it possesses our favorite qualities of this variety and region. While seductive in the short term, it should age magnificently due to its balance and gently taut, structural core.

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Winemaker's Notes

Subtlety and elegance are Pinot Noir’s best qualities that separate it from nearly all other Vitis vinifera varieties. While from a very warm vintage (at harvest time, at least) that would normally tend toward a ponderous weight, due to good relationships with both the grower and another farming company who was able to lend a hand when timing was critical, we were able to harvest promptly on the upswing of temperatures before ponderous was ponderable. Good perfumes of hibiscus and fresh plum, which follows through to the finish and layers give way to an elegantly upholstered, comfy chair [‘Oh no! Not the comfy chair!’] Plummy notes in the aromas as well as on the center palate are where the vintage signed the guestbook and are absolutely at home with the racy acidity and upward trajectory that are signatures of this vineyard block. The angles of acidity fit into the glove of texture perfectly. “The 2017 Pinot Noir Hallberg Vineyard is fabulous. Rich, pliant and super-expressive, the Hallberg is so satisfying. Plush contours and deep, layered fruit give the 2017 so much allure. Although the 2017 is incredibly appealing today, it also has the stuffing to age. 94 Pts. Antonio Galloni.”

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