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2021 Darling Pinot Noir - Turnstone Vineyard

Regular price $60.00

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Along with the strict organic and holistic farming practices, what makes Turnstone special is its location on the Sonoma Coast. The Russian River Valley (RRV) is a very large appellation and there are major differences in climate from subregion to subregion. Specifically, Turnstone is located in the southwest tip of the appellation border where it enjoys a much cooler growing season and coastal influence than that of the main parts of the RRV. Because of this, we achieve physiological ripeness at a much lower sugar level (i.e. 12% alcohol versus 14%) and a longer “hang time” for the grapes to gain more complexity without the sugars getting too high. This allows for a delicate, fresh, and perfumed wine that is light on its feet but delivers an abundance of depth and flavor. This site is in our “go zone” when we are looking for vineyards to work with as it compliments our intentions perfectly. Because this subregion is so different from the majority of the RRV, we choose to label this wine as “Sonoma Coast” and we feel it is a better representation of the wine profile.

Organically  farmed by hand with oils and teas 
Hand sorted 90% whole cluster directly into the fermenter.
Fermented with naturally occurring native yeasts
Aged for 11 months in neutral French Oak
12.0% ABV
Less than 65ppm of sulfur
Bottled unfiltered


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