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The Forager Pinot Noir 750ML 2014
Sku: IT-0028214
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Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Sonoma County
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Grape Varietal: Pinot Noir
Type: Still wine
Inventory Location
Santa Clara/San Jose
San Francisco
 
Reg. $18.98

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Wine maker notes
The complexity of our Pinot Noir comes from six clones grown in two locales on the chilly Sonoma Coast, a terrific spot for exemplary cool-climate Pinot Noir. Both sites were hand-pruned and picked. The soils in these low yielding, wind-swept sites range from the famed “Goldridge” to shallow gravelly loams. Each site and clone provided different aromas, flavors & structure and we developed the blend from these diverse components. The first site, representing 70% of the vintage, is less than seven miles from the coast at an elevation of almost 1,000 feet with 15-30 degree slopes. It was densely planted a decade ago and features Guyot training with 16-18 clusters per vine of 115, 828, 777 and “heritage” selections. The second site (30% of the vintage) is situated in the western section of the AVA (due south of Kistler and Klopp Ranch), offers clones 777 and 828 and contributes richness and depth.

Producer
We live in Marin County and have extensive, but rather different, experience in several aspects of the premium wine business in northern California, Europe & Australia. Jonathan lived, worked and studied in France and later earned a BS degree in Agriculture and an MBA here in California. He enjoyed a career in the ultra-premium wine industry and has worked with some of the best – Domaine Louis Jadot (Burgundy), Robert Mondavi & Schramsberg (Napa Valley), Australia’s iconic Penfolds and several Bordeaux chateaux. Susan is a recognized leader in the ”service” side of the wine industry with extensive training and experience in California and Europe. After attending university in Italy, she earned her BA degree in the US and soon began working as Wine Director for a large & prestigious Bay Area-based restaurant group. Today she is one of the most prominent restaurant wine buyers in North America. She tastes and evaluates hundreds of wines per week – something that almost no other winemaker can bring to the table, yet she brings this insight to bear on our wines. Our three daughters (Trois Filles) enjoy the family wine business – especially chasing vineyard rabbits and driving the truck in the vineyard.


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