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Home Block Pinot Noir

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2019 Home Block Pinot Noir

Home Block Pinot Noir 2019

2019 Home Block Pinot Noir
The Home Block is three acres on the Iron Horse estate on an east facing slope, planted to the Calera clone. As the name suggests, it lies adjacent to the home of Iron Horse Co-founder Audrey Sterling. It also happens to be the most sheltered vineyard block on the estate. Limited production – no discounts.
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TASTING NOTES

Ruby red and velvety in color. The nose is dominated by black cherry, cassis, and a hint of plum. Front palate is ripe raspberries with touch of rosemary. Mid palate has a perfect balance of oak, vanilla, and cherry. Smooth on the back palate with hints of plum, anise and black currants with a long finish.


VINEYARD NOTES

“Home” comes from the 3-acre individual vineyard block next to Audrey and Barry Sterling’s home, which also happens to be the most sheltered vineyard block on the property.


WINEMAKER NOTES

Hand picked from a single three acre block, planted to the Calera clone, the grapes are destemmed into small open-top half ton macro bin fermenters and cold-soaked (using dry ice). Before fermentation is complete, the new wine is gently pressed from the skins and transferred to French oak barrels.


Technical Info

Vintage 2019
ACID 5.6 g/L
BOTTLING DATE November 11, 2020
Varietal Pinot Noir
PH 3.64
Residual sugar <.2 g/100ml
Harvest date September 19, 2019
Alcohol % 13.9

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