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2012 Kuleto Estate Pinot Noir

2012 Kuleto Estate Pinot Noir

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SKU: 007295

Black cherries, cherry blossom, lavender honey, and orange rind are beautifully melded in the aroma. The mouth is creamy, bright, and has pleasing gentle warmth that carries on for minutes.

Winemaker Notes
Despite the ripeness of the vintage, our experience with growing Pinot Noir here in the rugged mountains allowed us still to produce a wine of elegance and balance. Though slightly higher in alcohol than the 2011, the 2012 possesses the delicate varietal traits we prize. Black cherries, cherry blossom, lavender honey, and orange rind are beautifully melded in the aroma. The mouth is creamy, bright, and has pleasing gentle warmth that carries on for minutes.
Food Pairing Notes
I’m taking the rest of the bottle home to serve with chicken with tarragon cream! - David Lattin. 2012 Pinot Noir, Napa Valley with Smoked Arctic Char and Dashi Sugar Snap Peas, Cured Radishes, Bee Pollen and Green Garlic “This 2012 Pinot Noir is stunningly floral with lifted notes of rose petals and lavender gardens. Try pairing with Smoked Arctic Char and Dashi Sugar Snap Peas, Cured Radishes, Bee Pollen and Green Garlic. This orchestrally composed wine contains soft tannins and bright fruits that balance the garden notes of the dish.” – Robert Smith, Master Sommelier
Composition
100% Pinot Noir (Pommard, 115 and 667 clones, El Molino and 'DRC' selections
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Napa Valley
Acid
6.8 g/L
pH
3.31
Aging
11 months in 19% new French oak
Fermentation
20% of barrels went through Malolactic fermentation; 100% barrel fermented
Alcohol %
14.25
Production Notes
Vintage 2012 was considered ‘perfect’ by the prognosticators as soon as the last grapes were making their way to the wineries. It was perfect in the sense that quality and quantity benefited both grower and winemaker. The weather cooperated throughout all critical parts of the growing season to produce beautifully ripe and flavorful fruit.
Production
514 cases produced.

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