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2019 The Pianist Pinot Noir

2019 The Pianist

Pinot Noir

SONOMA COASTsonoma county


ALLOCATION LIST: $54.00
RETAIL: $60.00


Tasting Notes

Our Freestone vineyard partners grow some of EK’s finest (and dearest) Pinot fruit. Although the 2019 harvest was a stingy one, a single puncheon of Michael Valentine captured Hanna’s heart early on and was destined for her latest iteration of The Pianist.

Naturally racy with acidity, the Dijon 667 clone overperformed, producing a brilliantly aromatic wine, gushing with bright wild cherry, raspberry, bay leaf, orange rind and deep-forest floor.

This lone puncheon sang the True Sonoma Coast song from the get-go, and after the addition of some Cleary Ranch (another Freestone favorite) the blend came together perfectly. The final result is modest in alcohol and high in impact, with Cleary adding a bit more overall structure and creaminess.

You’ll get an astonishing amount of enjoyment by simply pouring a glass and drawing in the dazzling aromatics. Really, that’s what great Pinot is all about. Not to be outdone, the palate follows through with similar persistence, complexity and flavor. Already a killer wine, the overall balance and intensity of fruit will help this wine age handily for more than a decade. Only 68 cases produced, this is both an Allocation List favorite and exclusive.

DRINKING WINDOWS

Prime drinking: Late 2021 through 2029+
Graceful ageability: 2031+

VINEYARDS

72% Michael Valentine, 28% Cleary Ranch

CLONES

86% 667, 14% 115

STATS

pH: 3.71|  TA: 5.5| Alcohol: 13.7%
Bottling: December 4, 2020 | Release: Spring 2021
Cases Produced: 68

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