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Reserve

2011

Reserve

$150.00

Each vintage, our four finest barrels are blended to make our Reserve. Released after carefully considered bottle age, this wine will continue to evolve in the cellar, rewarding collectors with patience.

Descriptors 
Fruit 

Dark fruits (black cherry, plum, cassis) dominate, with trace notes of strawberry and raspberry on the palate.

Spice, Vegetable, Mineral 

Fragrant aromas of aged leather, black pepper, vanilla bean; black truffle, brown baking spices and mineral notes on the palate

Texture/Structure 

Smooth with fine, even tannins

At The Table 

The Reserve Pinot will elevate a simple rustic meal such as grilled cedar plank salmon, duck confit salad, butternut squash soup, braised short-rib ragu or even carnitas tacos. And, if you’re willing to share with family, it will brighten special occasions feasts whether Thanksgiving Turkey or Christmas/Hanukah Goose.

Glassware 

A traditional Pinot Noir/Burgundy glass with a round bowl will convey this varietal’s profound aromatics and structural characteristics.

Serving and Cellar 

Serve at cellar temperature 55 – 60 ̊F. We suggest ten years of cellar-aging. This wine will continue to evolve and increase in complexity over time.

Place Matters 
Sourcing 

Triple Black Slopes & Terres Basses vineyards, WillaKenzie Estate

Soil Composition 

WillaKenzie (ancient, sedimentary, marine origin) and Hazelair (ancient sedimentary, glacial origin)

Clonal Composition 

Dijon clones 113, 114, 115, 777

In the Vineyard 

The Reserve Pinot Noir is a barrel selection, crafted from individual parcels from our Triple Black Slopes and Terres Basses vineyards.

Winemaker Hand 

Hand-picked and sorted; Destemmed, with open rollers to allow partial whole berry fermentation; Five to seven-day cold soak; Twice daily punch downs; 22 days skin contact; Aged 18+ months in 100% New French oak barrels followed by an additional 24+ months in bottle.

Technical Details 
  • Sustainability: LIVE Certified Wine, Salmon Safe
  • Case Production: 195
  • Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
  • ALC %: 14.4