Bouchaine Carneros Napa Valley Pinot Noir 2013

Description

Unit Size750.00 ML
VarietalPinot Noir
Vintage2013
GrapePinot Noir
CountryUnited States
RegionNapa Valley
AppellationCarneros
Alcohol Content14.10%
Dating back to the 1880s, Bouchaine Vineyards prides itself as the oldest continuously operating winery in Carneros - one of California's oldest wine districts. The property was re-planted and fully renovated in 1981 by Gerret and Tatiana Copeland, who saw great potential in this cooler section of Napa Valley and set their focus on the notably fussy Pinot Noir. Juicy and complex, the 2013 bottling opens with delicate layers of rose petal, cranberry, dried thyme, and woodsy spice, all anchored by a pleasant tannic grip. Enjoy a taste of Carneros history with this incredible deal!
Bouchaine Carneros Napa Valley Pinot Noir 2013
 
 
By Bouchaine 
Carneros Napa Valley Pinot Noir 2013
 
Technical Details
Appellation: Napa Valley - Carneros 
Vineyard: Estate, Casa Carneros, Gee Vineyards, Mahoney Vineyards 
Maturation: Barrel aged in French and Hungarian oak (25% new); completed malolactic fermentation
Harvest Date: 9/2 - 9/15/2013 
Aging: 11 months 
Alcohol: 14.10% 
pH: 3.56 
TA: 5.38 g/L 
RS: 0 g/L 
Bottling Date: 7/28/2014 
Production: 6124 cases (750.00 mL)
 
About the Vineyards
Bouchaine's 100-acre estate vineyard lies on the southern border of Napa Valley's Carneros district, overlooking the Napa-Sonoma Marsh State Wildlife Area with San Francisco and the bay in the distance.  Fog, wind, and the cold nighttime temperatures of this unique geographical area lend distinctive regional identity to Pinot Noir.
 
Growing Season
Vintage 2013 started with a warm spring, and the vines quickly went through bud break, bloom, and set. Beautiful weather brought a bountiful crop. Luckily we were blessed with a long, perfect growing season, allowing for mature ripening and lush, layered flavors. 
 
Vinification
Over 40 vineyard blocks are fermented separately. Post fermentation, the free-run wine is drawn off to barrels, where it completes malolactic fermentation and integrates with the oak flavors from mostly French barrels. The juiciest barrels go through a midseason racking, performed to assemble the best expression of Carneros. The wine is then returned to barrels to allow the blend to marry before bottling.
 
Tasting Notes
A seductive Pinot Noir with a silky, lingering finish. It opens with an intoxicating nose of dark cherry, wild strawberry, cola, fresh roses, and cigar tobacco. A sweet, vibrant cherry palate opens to layers of dark fruits, brown spice, and cinnamon with lovely floral notes on the finish. 
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