' Fullerton Wines - 2015 Bella Vida Vineyard Pinot Noir 1.5L

2015 Bella Vida Vineyard Pinot Noir 1.5L

Cherry and raspberry flow into harmonious layers of cedar, cocoa, licorice, and baking spices. The palate pulses with energy as the silky tannins and gorgeous mid-palate captivate your senses. Radiant and profound.

Purchase

$140.00 per Bottle
 

Description

A co-fermentation of Dijon clones 113, 667, and 777, this wine expresses the volcanic soils of the Dundee Hills elegantly yet powerfully. Upon arrival, the grapes were immediately de-stemmed into an open-top two-ton fermenter. Following a seven day cold soak the wine started fermenting slowly at a cool temperature. To manage extraction, we utilized one to two punch-downs and one pump-over per day, with two rack-and-returns at the beginning and middle of fermentation. As fermentation neared the end, the must was heated to achieve a peak temperature of 94° Fahrenheit resulting in optimum extraction, and then we immediately chilled the wine to extend the time on the skins, while switching to one pump-over per day to limit harsh, seed-tannin extraction. After a total of 19 days on the skins, we drained and pressed the wine, keeping the free-run and press fractions separate. This bottling contains only the free run fraction. Following two days of settling, the wine was racked to barrel and aged for 11 months in 25% new French oak and one month in tank prior to being bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Ratings

93 points - Vinous
Lurid red. Sexy, spice-tinged dark berry and spicecake aromas show excellent clarity and complementary vanilla and candied rose nuances. Palate-staining black raspberry, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors sweeten up slowly in the midpalate and pick up a hint of five-spice powder. Finishes smooth, sappy and gently tannic, displaying strong persistence and resonating floral and vanilla notes.
92 points - Wine Enthusiast
92 points - International Wine Report
Download Wine Notes
Vintage 2015
Varietal Pinot Noir
Appellation Dundee Hills
Acid TA 5.5 g/L
PH 3.59
Aging 25% new French oak
Alcohol % 14.3
Size 1.5 L