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Kramer Vineyards

2014 Pinot Noir Cardiac Hill Image

2014 Pinot Noir Cardiac Hill

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SKU: 14PNCard
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Yamhill-Carlton
Vineyard Designation
Estate
Harvest Date
September 2014
Sugar
22.6 Brix
Acid
5.9 g/l
pH
3.55
Aging
18 months in 25% new French oak
Bottling Date
03/29/16
Alcohol %
13
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Aromas of strawberry, raspberry, cranberry, and cassis, with flavors of dark raspberries and cherries, and a long, peppery finish.
Ratings
Moderate garnet color in the glass. The aromas of earth and forest floor play off fruit aromas of raspberry, cranberry and strawberry. Darker fruited on the palate, with mid weight flavors of blackberry and black raspberry that attack with notice and are expansive in the mouth. The refined tannins provide good structure and the finish exceeds expectations with generosity. Still sumptuous when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 92 points. Reviewed May 7, 2017
Vineyard Notes
Cardiac Hill was planted in 1995, and is composed of Pommard and Dijon 115 clones on grafted rootstock with higher vine density (1,088 vines/acre) than in the main part of the vineyard (871 vines/acre). Planted on a steep south facing slope with Willakenzie soils, the vines on this hillside struggled initially. The young vines were stressed for water and nutrients due to the dense clay loam. However, Trudy and Keith recognized early that the fruit from this block was distinctive. In 2005, ten years after the block was originally planted, the vines matured enough to produce a crop for the first bottling of Pinot Noir Cardiac Hill.
Winemaker Notes
The grapes were harvested by hand, destemmed, and underwent a 5-day cold soak. After fermentation began, the vat was pumped over and punched down twice daily until dry, then pressed. The wine settled overnight, then was racked to 25% new French oak barrels and aged for 18 months until bottling.
Production
125 cases
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