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Foley Estate Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills 2011

Bottle Size: 750ml Item #: 1837684
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Foley Estate Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills 2011 750ml

Foley Estate Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills

Showcases bright aromas of raspberry, Bing cherry, leather and root beer. Flavors of cherry cola, strawberry marmalade and forest floor. Dark and concentrated ruby hues speak to this wine’s Sta. Rita Hill’s pedigree, showcasing bright aromas of raspberry, Bing cherry, leather and root beer. On the palate, this wines multiple layers speak to flavors of cherry cola, strawberry marmalade and forest floor.

A cool, damp early spring delayed the beginning of the growing season. Late spring and summer temperatures were also below normal, further slowing vine development. Two autumn heat spells were followed by inopportune rains. Fortunately, we were able to harvest all of our blocks between November 3rd with little impact from the weather. Overall the vintage yielded wines with great flavor and acidity. We harvest our grapes based on the ripeness of the tannins. For Pinot Noir this usually occurs between 24.5-27.0 Brix with the 2011 harvest coming in at a balanced 25.1. The fruit was hand-picked and hand-sorted in the vineyard in the cool morning hours to preserve the aromatics. The clusters were then gently de-stemmed with no crushing. The must was cold-soaked in open-top fermentors for four days and then inoculated with yeast. Each tank was manually punched down daily throughout maceration. Upon completion of primary fermentation and maceration, the free-run wine was transferred to tank for settling. Next, the individual lots were racked to barrels and aged for 17 months prior to blending and bottling.

RICHARD
3/18/14 11:33 AM JOINED 10/15/06
price/quality ratio 4 stars....very nice pinot noir
mattpowell
1/4/14 7:54 AM JOINED 12/24/12
Outstanding wine and outstanding value. Chateau does it again!

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Foley Estate Foley Estate Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills 2011
BOTTLE SIZE: 750ml
Showcases bright aromas of raspberry, Bing cherry, leather and root beer. Flavors of cherry cola, strawberry marmalade and forest floor. Dark and concentrated ruby hues speak to this wine’s Sta. Rita Hill’s pedigree, showcasing bright aromas of raspberry, Bing cherry, leather and root beer. On the palate, this wines multiple layers speak to flavors of cherry cola, strawberry marmalade and forest floor.
 

Notes on the Foley Estate Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills 750ML 2011

Technical Notes A cool, damp early spring delayed the beginning of the growing season. Late spring and summer temperatures were also below normal, further slowing vine development. Two autumn heat spells were followed by inopportune rains. Fortunately, we were able to harvest all of our blocks between November 3rd with little impact from the weather. Overall the vintage yielded wines with great flavor and acidity. We harvest our grapes based on the ripeness of the tannins. For Pinot Noir this usually occurs between 24.5-27.0 Brix with the 2011 harvest coming in at a balanced 25.1. The fruit was hand-picked and hand-sorted in the vineyard in the cool morning hours to preserve the aromatics. The clusters were then gently de-stemmed with no crushing. The must was cold-soaked in open-top fermentors for four days and then inoculated with yeast. Each tank was manually punched down daily throughout maceration. Upon completion of primary fermentation and maceration, the free-run wine was transferred to tank for settling. Next, the individual lots were racked to barrels and aged for 17 months prior to blending and bottling.