1990 Kalin Cellars Cuvee DD Sonoma County Pinot Noir

13.6% alc.. Sourced from the Demostene Ranch in Alexander Valley, Sonoma County. The vineyard is said to be the oldest planting of Pinot Noir in the appellation and the clone of undetermined type produces small berries and low yields. The vineyard is located within a mile of the Russian River and is dry farmed. The must was fermented on the skins in wooden cuves for three weeks. The cap was punched down by hand three to four times each day. The must was pressed, settled and transferred to 50% new French oak barrels. The wine was bottled without racking, fining or filtration. · A slight brickish color to the rim in the glass. The nose is earthy with features of dried herbs, cherries and sherry. There is plenty of mature fruit, earth, leather and soy on the palate. Plenty of racy acidity in this wine demands a food accompaniment. Reviewed June 12, 2006

Winery: Kalin Cellars