Schug Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

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Schug Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir


VINEYARDS 35% Ricci; 21% Stage Gulch; 13% Schug Estate; 6% O Tirado; 4% Sangiacomo; 3% Iund; 3% Champlin Creek; 15% Russian River
SUGAR AT HARVEST 24.5 degrees Brix average
FERMENTATION Stainless Steel Tank with pump over 2-4 times daily, followed by malo-lactic fermentation in neutral oak casks.
AGING / COOPERAGE Neutral oak casks, stainless steel, and neutral 60 gallon French oak barrels
ALCOHOL 13.8% by volume
ACIDITY TA = 0.59 g/100ml; pH = 3.56

This 100% Pinot Noir cuvee reflects the cool microclimate of the Sonoma Coast AVA, selected from vineyards in the western portion of Carneros, the Petaluma Gap and Russian River Valley. The cool windy climate and low yield of these vineyards allow Pinot Noir grapes to mature slowly while retaining their natural acidity, with bright flavors of red cherries, raspberries and spice. We showcase the elegant side of Pinot Noir by aging in large neutral oak casks and older French oak barrels to keep new oak flavors to a minimum. Lively acidity on the finish makes it an ideal accompaniment to grilled fish and fowl or barbecued meats.


Accolades - 2015 Vintage

James Suckling - 93pts "Fantastic Value" - "Plenty of blue fruits and flower character here with medium body, dense and integrated tannins. Very complex. Fantastic value. Drink or hold." - May 2017

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