2016 Manchester Ridge Pinot Noir

Tasting Notes

A bouquet of violets, strawberry laced with tomato leaf, herbs and peat are carried by sea smoke from this climatically challenged elevated sea cliff vineyard. Striving to survive, these vines overachieve with rewards of Rainer cherries atop spiced cookie dough, dried fruit and bitter orange in a prolonged march aided by balanced tannins and acidity along the palate. The combination evokes duende, the Spanish term for inspiring spontaneous emotional reactions.

Winemaker Notes

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.

PRODUCTION: 150 cases

Label Artwork by Toni Littlejohn

  Back to Current Releases
$75  ·  Add To Cart
AppellationMendocino Ridge
VarietalPinot noir
Alcohol14.60%
Bottle750ml