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Triple Black Slopes

2017

Triple Black Slopes

$75.00

Triple Black Slopes consists of a few prized parcels located on a very steep, south-facing ridge near the crest of the WillaKenzie Estate. The grapevines on this part of the Estate produce very small berries with intense flavor concentration.

Descriptors 
Fruit 

Intense plum and orange rind

Spice & Mineral 

Chinese five spice, black tea and hints of forest floor

Texture/Structure 

The palate is juicyand vibrant on entry with tremendous focus and tension

At The Table 

This muscular, brooding Pinot Noir calls for roast or grilled rack of lamb (or a similarly gamey meat). When it comes to vegetarian fare, think risotto with wild mushrooms or black truffles.

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). Triple Black Slopes will benefit initially from a decant. Cellar from five to fifteen years for maximum enjoyment.

In the Vineyard 

Triple Black Slopes is the steepest vineyard on our estate, and the most challenging to farm with some sections exhibiting a 45-degree slope. This south-facing vineyard is comprised of four distinct blocks, separated from one another by canyons filled with blackberries and quail.

Winemaker Hand 

Hand-picked and sorted on October 1st and 3rd, 2017. Grapes spent approximately 3 weeks on skins prior to pressing. Aged 17 months in French oak barrels 

Technical Details 
  • Sustainability: LIVE Certified Wine, Salmon Safe
  • Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir: Clones 667 and 114
  • ALC %: 14.5%
  • Elevage: 17 months in new and neutral French oak