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2014 The Pianist Pinot Noir

2014 The Pianist

Pinot Noir

SONOMA COASTsonoma county


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A veteran of four harvests here at EK (having also worked crush in Oregon, Australia and Argentina) and instrumental in every aspect of the winemaking process, Hanna Chort now has a wine to call her very own … introducing The Pianist! Each year Hanna will follow her passion for particular vineyards and varietals to craft a special blend that tells part of our vintage story. Why "The Pianist"? Long before discovering wine, Hanna was an accomplished classical pianist and fantastic musician. Today she creates her art both at the keyboard and in the cellar, and we are all the richer for it!

Enthralled by our chillier Sonoma Coast sites, Hanna has chosen to blend two of our best for the inaugural release in this new series. Grand Vent vineyard is located just miles from her home in the Petaluma gap and V-C Ranch resides out in Freestone near Occidental. This micro-cuvee of just 95 cases is a tribute to these cool-climate sites out on the edge.

Vivid and racy red fruit provides a laser-like focus to this Pinot, augmented with forest floor and both warm and cool spices. Just a hair over 13% alcohol and only 25% new oak, this wine nonetheless amazes with its texture and richness of flavor. If you have enjoyed our Small Town Pinot over the years, you won’t want to miss The Pianist of 2014!

Representing pure passion and inspiration, we are thrilled to offer you this wonderfully compelling first release and look forward to sharing many more with you in the future.

DRINKING WINDOWS

Prime drinking: late 2016 through 2021
Graceful ageability: 2022+

VINEYARDS

50% Grand Vent, 50% V-C Ranch

CLONES

83% Pommard, 10% 113, 7% 667

STATS

pH: 3.55  |  TA: 6.2 g/L  |  Alcohol: 13.2%
Bottling: November 24, 2015  |  Release: Spring 2016
Cases Produced: 95

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