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98 Points

Double Gold, Best of California, Best of Class of Region

2017 California State Fair Wine Competition

91 Points

Gold

2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition

90 Points

Gold

2017 Sommelier Challenge

Gold

2017 Dan Berger International Wine Competition

Gold

2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

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Director's

Sonoma Coast
Pinot Noir

98 Points

Double Gold, Best of California, Best of Class of Region

2017 California State Fair Wine Competition

91 Points

Gold

2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition

90 Points

Gold

2017 Sommelier Challenge

Gold

2017 Dan Berger International Wine Competition

Gold

2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

  • Soft and supple on the palate, yet brimming with flavors of ripe red berries and fragrant spices.
  • An intricate blend of Pinot Noir grapes highlighting different regions and microclimates of Northern California.

Director’s Pinot Noir is blended from several different Russian River Valley vineyards. Some of the parcels give us fruit that offers spice and earth nuances while other vineyards we use produce fruit that has more density and richness. Combined, the wine takes on all of these traits leading to increased complexity. In the cellar, we use open-top fermenters and daily punch downs to extract color and flavor. When fermentation is complete, the wine is aged in a combination of French and Hungarian oak.

2016 was a traditional vintage where a cool, wet winter gave way to warm summer days. Harvest unfolded at a slow pace because temperatures went up and down for weeks. This allowed us to wait for optimal ripening and only pick small lots at a time when ready.

 

YEAR
2016

WINEMAKER
Corey Beck

BLEND
100% Pinot Noir

ALCOHOL
13.5%

BARREL REGIMEN
8 months in 82% French oak and 18% Hungarian oak

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