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2016 Tina Marie Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Harvest Date
September 8, 2016
Sugar
26.0
Acid
5.81 gms/l
pH
3.67
Aging
15 mo French oak, 40% new
Fermentation
native yeast
Bottling Date
December 8, 2017
Residual Sugar
0.00
Alcohol %
14.6
Robert Parker
95

2016 Tina Marie Pinot Noir

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/ 750 ml
SKU: 16TMPN

"Pale ruby-purple in color, the 2016 Pinot Noir Tina Marie opens with a gorgeous fragrance of rose water, violets, crushed red cherries, black raspberries and baking spices with wafts of underbrush and dried herbs. Medium-bodied and finely crafted with firm, grainy tannins and a lively backbone beautifully supporting the intense, perfumed red fruit flavors, it finishes with great depth and persistence. Only 80 cases were made." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2016 Tina Marie Pinot is a full-bodied, opulent style, reminiscent of the 2015. The aromas leap from the glass with sensational rich sarsaparilla tinged black berries and cherries. A tinge of bitter cocoa mixed with the toasted new oak completes the aromas. These characters meld into the flavors that are initially dominant by the new oak. A touch of brioche and a very long finish leave a lasting impression.
Ratings
95 points, The Wine Advocate, #236
Vineyard Notes
The Tina Marie vineyard is situated in the blessed Pinot Noir appellation – the Green Valley, within the Russian River Valley located NW of Sebastopol. The 11 acre vineyard is planted to Dijon clones 115, 667 and 777. Coastal fog visits most days until September, and burns off late morning moderating the summer sun.
Production Notes
The alter ego to our Petite Sirah, we employ very minimalist techniques with our Pinots. We added 20% whole clusters to the whole berry, destemmed fruit, which then underwent a four-day cold soak, involving a daily gentle pump over of the juice. Once fermentation began naturally with indigenous yeast we punched down twice daily until fermentation was complete. After a five day extended maceration we pressed gently to French oak barrels, 40% new. We then stirred monthly for six months before allowing the wine to rest until bottling. The Tina Marie was racked just once before we bottled after 15 months in barrel.