2016 Hawk's Roost Ranch Pinot Noir
Our 2016 Hawk's Roost Ranch Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley was honored with a 91 score in the Robert Parker Wine Advocate.
Chuck Jones, selling us fruit for several years for other labels, has exquisitely tended this ranch in the middle of the Russian River Valley. But with our 2016 vintage is a first for Alquimista Cellars. This vineyard has reliably produced a “larger than life” Pinot, and we used it for blending to give any Pinot its weight and strength. While the results have always been exciting, we have finally decided to bottle this vineyard’s wine separately, under its own designation, sending a hugely deserving shout-out to Chuck and his property.
Bacon fat, meaty, smoky, pepper and savory spice, accented by camphor and flinty wet stone with Santa Rosa plum evolving on the nose as the wine receives air-time. Dark chocolate, cranberry and fruit compote on the palate with overarching mouthfeel that spreads robust but pliable tannins from start to finish. A departure from your average Cali Pinot, this wine speaks to the Mariafeld clone and the clay-loam site in spades!
PRODUCTION: 125 cases
Alquimista Cellars is excited to announce that we are using a new closure product. Called “UNiQ”, it comes from our long-time supplier Ganau, is made from finely ground natural cork that has been put through a high-intensity steam cleaning process at 180°. process at 180° C. This eliminates any trace of TCA (the chemical compound that causes wine to be “corked”) as well as defending against undesired aromas and off flavors.
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