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Triple Black Slopes

WillaKenzie Estate Triple Black Slopes Pinot Noir
2018

Triple Black Slopes

$75.00
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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 

Blueberry, black raspberry

Spice & Mineral 

Dried rose petal and a hint of a savory umami

Texture/Structure 

Well-built and structural with great vibrancy and intense flavor.

At The Table 

This muscular, brooding Pinot Noir calls for roast or a 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 

Grapes were harvested and sorted by hand between September 28th and October 2nd, 2018. The grapes were fermented on their skins for approximately three weeks with daily punch downs before being transferred to French oak barrels. 

Technical Details 
  • Sustainability: LIVE Certified Wine, Salmon Safe
  • Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir: 63% Dijon Clone 777, 25% Dijon Clone 114, 12% Dijon Clone 667
  • Elevage: 18 months in new and neutral French oak
  • ALC %: 14.4%