Bouchaine Vineyards Carneros Pinot Noir 2018 Red Wine
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Bouchaine Vineyards Carneros Pinot Noir 2018
This is a wonderful Carneros Pinot, with lively spice mingling with smooth silky red fruit flavors. Nicely balanced, and extremely food friendly. A bargain for such a lovely Pinot Noir!
FROM THE WINERY
Bouchaine’s 100-acre estate vineyard lies on the southern border of Napa Valley’s Carneros district, overlooking the San Francisco bay with the financial district in the distance. Fog, wind, and the cold night time temperatures of this unique geographical area lend a distinctive regional identity to our Pinot Noir.
2018 delivered a late but incredible harvest. Beautiful weather during bloom allowed for a bounty of exceptional fruit. A cool, foggy summer with no heat events ensured slow even ripening, vibrant acidity and superb flavor development.
All grapes are hand harvested at night, preserving berry integrity and low temperatures for cold soak. After a 5–7 day cold soak in both open and closed top tanks, only native yeast is used to ferment our Pinot Noir. The wine is drawn off at the end of fermentation and the must placed into a basket press for gentle pressing. All wines complete malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels. The vineyard blocks are kept separate for evaluation with the most intriguing racked together in late Spring to assemble the finest expression of Carneros. Wine is then returned to barrel to allow the blend to marry before the August bottling.
A tangy fresh cherry nose opens to cocoa, cola, and notes of nutmeg. The juicy lip smacking entry shows lovely cherry and wild strawberry flavors with gorgeous rose petal and baking spices in the background. Smooth tannin and vibrant acidity make this a perfect wine for food pairings.
Appellation: Napa Valley, Carneros
Harvest Dates: Sept. 4 – Oct. 11, 2018
RS: 0 g/L
Bottling Date: August 27, 2019
TA: 5.9 g/L
Production: 3,100 cases (750ml)
Maturation: 18% new French oak
Aging: 10 months