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2019 Pinot Noir Blue Slide Ridge 750 ml

2019 Pinot Noir Blue Slide Ridge 750 ml

Sonoma Coast
2019 Pinot Noir Blue Slide Ridge 750 ml

Complex aromas of blueberry, plum and fresh roasted coffee are found in the nose. The superbly balanced palate is mouthwatering and long with flavors of black cherry and a touch of baking spice

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Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Sonoma Coast
Vineyard Designation
Blue Slide
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
96 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Vineyard Notes
Blue Slide is named for its magnificent formations of blue rock. Directly below the vineyard a sheer cliff drops into the small winding “Marshall Creek”, showing off great cerulean shards jutting out from beneath the earth’s surface. In 1995 Lee Sr. and Carolyn Martinelli planted this six acre vineyard of Pinot Noir on a steep slope, under the guidelines of Helen Turley. This site was once prime grazing land for sheep, located on the second ridge inland from the Pacific coastline.
Winemaker Notes
The 2019 season was overall very cool with record rainfall in Sonoma County in February. The vines however, were not affected by this because they were still dormant at the time. Similar to the 2018 season, spring and summer were moderate in temperature and ripening developed gradually and under minimal stress. This year was in fact so similar to 2018 that we began harvest the same day, on September 10th. Unfortunately another wildfire hit the region at the end of October, but luckily none of our vineyards were affected. The winery and many staff were evacuated, but we were able to keep an eye on the new vintage with a skeleton crew. The quality was not impacted and we are very excited at the concentration of flavors in this vintage.