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2018 The Pianist Pinot Noir

2018 The Pianist

Pinot Noir

SONOMA COASTsonoma county


ALLOCATION LIST: $49.50
RETAIL: $55.00


Tasting Notes

The Pianist was an obvious and early selection for Hanna in 2018. A glorious single puncheon of Michael Valentine fruit co-fermented with a bit of neighboring Cleary Ranch jumped into the lead from the very beginning and never looked back. A fully native fermentation of all 667 clone, the big barrel held strong to Hanna’s heart throughout its evolution and she knew it was  destined for a stand-alone bottling. One more hand-picked small barrel was added to the final blend.

Turbocharged with the all the classic Freestone district hallmarks (copious savory spice, vibrant acidity, hints of forest floor) this cuvee is balanced by plenty of lush, darker fruit in the mix, deftly striding the line between the new and old world in terms of style.

This may be Hanna’s favorite Pianist yet. Very limited and an EK Allocation List Member exclusive.

DRINKING WINDOWS

Prime drinking: Mid 2020 through 2028
Graceful ageability: 2029+

VINEYARDS

80% Micheal Valentine, 20% Cleary Ranch

CLONES

100% 667

STATS

pH: 3.59 |  TA: 6.3 | Alcohol: 13.1%
Bottling: December 10, 2020 | Release: Spring 2020
Cases Produced: 62

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