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2018 PINOT NOIR, Morning Dew Ranch

2018 PINOT NOIR, Morning Dew Ranch

A single vineyard Pinot Noir from our Morning Dew Ranch estate vineyard in Anderson Valley, with enticing aromas of brambleberries, toasted sage, and clove leading to plush yet silky layers of red fruits, polished tannins, and a refined finish.

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Accolades

• Wine Enthusiast Magazine (93 Points)

"Moderate tannins, plenty of ripe strawberry and cherry flavors and a broad texture make this an outstanding mouthfilling wine. Grown on a 12-acre hillside vineyard, it offers hints of vanilla and cinnamon to integrate with almost jammy red fruits."

• Wine Review Online, Rich Cook (93 Points)

"Anderson Valley Pinot Noir can cover a lot of stylistic ground thanks to its cool climate acidity that keeps the red cherry fruit bright and lively. This lets a winemaker have a range of choices, particularly when it comes to selecting barrels. The Castello team has opted here for a layered spice profile, and it works beautifully with the zesty character of the fruit. It’s a fine balancing act that leaves overt woody flavors out so that the fruit and spice can dance together without interruption from start to finish."

♦ Morning Dew Ranch has been named one of the Top 5 Pinot Noir Vineyards in Anderson Valley by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

*93 Points - Wine Enthusiast*
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SKU: WR6214
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
100% Pinot Noir
Appellation
Anderson Valley, Mendocino County
Harvest Date
October 8, 2018
Acid
5.8 g/L
pH
3.67
Aging
11 months in Burgundian French oak, 53% New Oak
Bottling Date
August 19, 2019
Residual Sugar
DRY
Alcohol %
13.1
Wine Enthusiast
93
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Enticing aromas of brambleberries, toasted sage, white pepper, and clove lead to plush yet silky layers of red fruits and hints of graham cracker on the palate, with a subtle acidity, polished tannins, and a refined finish.
Ratings
"Moderate tannins, plenty of ripe strawberry and cherry flavors and a broad texture make this an outstanding mouthfilling wine. Grown on a 12-acre hillside vineyard, it offers hints of vanilla and cinnamon to integrate with almost jammy red fruits." - 93 Points - Wine Enthuiast
Awards
WineReviewOnline, Rich Cook, May 11, 2021 – 93 points: Anderson Valley Pinot Noir can cover a lot of stylistic ground thanks to its cool climate acidity that keeps the red cherry fruit bright and lively. This lets a winemaker have a range of choices, particularly when it comes to selecting barrels. The Castello team has opted here for a layered spice profile, and it works beautifully with the zesty character of the fruit. It’s a fine balancing act that leaves overt woody flavors out so that the fruit and spice can dance together without interruption from start to finish. Delicious!
Vineyard Notes
This 12 acre Castello Estate vineyard, located just west of the town of Philo in Anderson Valley, Mendocino County, is in a very cool microclimate and divided into 9 blocks of Pinot Noir planted with DRC, 115, 777, Rochioli, 23, and 828 clones. It is sustainably farmed by our vineyard team, led by longtime Castello Vineyard Manager David Bejar.
Production Notes
This Castello Estate wine is the newest addition to our Pinot Noir program, and is featured in our exclusive single vineyard Pinot Noir Allocation.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair this elegant yet versatile wine with roast duck, charred cod with mushrooms, or sottocenere Italian truffle cheese.

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