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2016 Calera Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir Muns Vineyard

2016 Calera Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir Muns Vineyard

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SKU: CL16MUPN
Since our founding in 1975, we have been fascinated by the purity, elegance and aging potential of Pinot Noir grown on mountain vineyards. In 2015, our appreciation for the depth and complexity of these wines led us to Muns Vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Located above the fog line at 2,600 feet, Muns Vineyard has an ideal south-facing aspect that looks out over the Monterey Bay. While the site benefits from abundant sunshine, the high, windswept location lengthens the growing season, while producing thicker grape skins.

Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content: 100% Pinot Noir; Cooperage: 100% French oak - 30% new, 20% second vintage, 50% neutral
Winemaker Notes
Located at an elevation of 2,600 feet, this windswept mountain vineyard has produced a beautifully structured and age-worthy wine, with firm tannins and generous layers of blackberry and blueberry. On the palate, the dark fruit flavors mingle with hints of ripe plum, with notes of cracked pepper and anise adding nuance and sophistication.
Production
After several years of drought, the winter of 2016 brought significant rainfall which replenished the soils and led to a near-ideal growing season. The rains continued into Spring with budbreak commencing in mid-March. Our Muns Vineyard experienced great vine vigor and growth, with the Pinot Noir reaching full bloom in mid-June. We harvested on September 29th, with our grapes displaying excellent structure and acidity with elegant spice and earthy notes.

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Santa Cruz Mountains
Vineyard Designation
Muns Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 29, 2016
Sugar
25.5° Brix at harvest
Acid
0.59 g/100 ml titratable acidity
pH
3.76
Aging
17 months in barrel
Fermentation
14 days fermentation at 60°F, 90°F, 60°F
Alcohol %
14.50

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$48.00
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