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Small production vineyard-designated Pinot Noir from winemaker Daniel Fitzgerald who is the founding winemaker for Brack Mountain Wines.

Reviewed Wines

2014 Daniel Ferrington Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

12.9% alc., pH 3.57, TA 0.64, 90 cases, $60. Feral primary and malolactic fermentations, aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 40% new. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. A complex wine with an array of ripe fruit aromas and flavors including plum, blueberry, black cherry and boysenberry. Amazing phenolic ripeness at this low ABV. The wine is blessed with deft barrel management, integrated ripe tannins and a lip-smacking finish. Score: 92. Reviewed October 2, 2016 ARTICLE »

2014 Daniel Grand Vent Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

12.9% alc., pH 3.57, TA 0.64, 90 cases, $60. Sourced from a 15-acre vineyard located in the Petaluma Gap. A cool maritime climate and cold winds lead to extended hang times lasting into mid to late October. Feral primary and malolactic fermentations in open-top stainless steel tanks. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 40% new. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Irresistible aromatic presence featuring scents of black cherry, black raspberry, spice, earth and mulch. A luscious array of dark stone and berry fruits saturate the mid palate with goodness. A bit of savoriness displayed by spice, pepper and forest flora add interest. The silky mouthfeel is highly seductive and the rewarding finish is ornate and persistent. Score: 92. Reviewed October 2, 2016 ARTICLE »

2014 Daniel Laguna Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.4% alc., pH 3.61, TA 0.67, 75 cases, $60. This vineyard was planted in 2008 by proprietor and vineyard manager Arturo Robledo and his son, Arturo, Jr.. Goldridge soil. The vines are trellised a mere 24” off the ground and are organically farmed. Clones are Calera, Mt. Eden and Martini. 66% de-stemmed with 33% left whole cluster and added to the bottom of the tank. 5-day cold soak, feral primary and malolactic fermentations, aged 10 months on the lees in French oak 500 L puncheons, 33% new. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Inviting aromas of Bing cherry, raspberry and dried herbs draw you into the glass. A forceful attack of delicious dark cherry fruit expands in the mouth, carrying over to a finish with respectable intensity and a burst of acidity. Score: 92. Reviewed October 2, 2016 ARTICLE »



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