2016 NOIR

2016 NOIR
Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Vineyard Designation
Blackjack Vineyard
7.5 g/L
16 months in French oak
Cool, slow, 14-day ferment
Residual Sugar
7.6 g/L
Alcohol %
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Welcome to the darker side of Darcie Pinot. Each vintage we marvel at the bright cherry color of our Pinot Noir that seems to belie the intensity of the flavors. Then we wonder, what if there was a different approach? Wonder no more. Putting the moral ambiguity aside, we added to this special cuvée the darkest barrel of wine from the Firepit Red and unleashed the NOIR of Pinot Noir. A smoky, piquant nose invokes aromas of cranberry, red plum and fizzy Dr. Pepper. On the palate, it's full-bodied and fruit driven, while having that zippy Pinot quality that complements food and doesn't fatigue your guests. Whether you're at Thanksgiving dinner or rooting from your favorite team, this wine will fit right in.
Vineyard Notes
Ideally situated on a hillside overlooking a fertile valley floor in Monterey County sits the gently-sloping Blackjack Vineyard grown by Jerry Rava and sons Jerry Rava II and Chad Rava. The vineyard benefits immensely from foggy mornings, warm days and coastal breezes that pick up in the later afternoon, leading to cool nights.
140 cases
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Allison's Gravatar
(Jun 11, 2019 at 3:41 PM)
This "Noir" Pinot is exactly that -- a darker, more concentrated wine with an emphasis on fruit rather than earth. A popular style of California Pinot, this wine would be awesome with BBQ.

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