2007 Kendric Pinot Noir

 

Vineyard

Kendric Vineyard, Marin County, North Coast AVA (adjacent to Petaluma Gap and Sonoma Coast AVA)
8.5 acres on ENE facing slope
Coordinates (for Google Earth geeks): 38° 10’ 19.13” N  122° 38’ 01.81” W
Elevation 250’
Planted 2002
Loam topsoil, clay loam subsoil from sandstone and shale parent material
Clones 37, 115, 667, 777, 828, Pommard and Martini on 101-14 and 3309 rootstock
4’X 7.5’ spacing with vertical shoot positioning
2.0 tons per acre, harvested September 6 – 10 @ 23.7 brix

Winemaking

100% destemmed into small open top fermenters; no saignee; cold soaked 4 days; inoculated with multiple yeast strains; punched down twice daily during active fermentation; 86-93° F peak temperature; pressed lightly after 12 days on the skins; press fraction added to free run; barreled into French (+1 Hungarian) oak, 40% new; inoculated for malolactic fermentation; aged on the lees with stirring; 16 months in barrel; fined and filtered; bottled 4/3/09; released 2/24/10

Production

360 cases

Specs

13.7% alcohol
<0.20 g/L residual sugar
5.3 g/L titratable acidity
3.71 pH
0.62 g/L volatile acidity