' Fullerton Wines - 2016 Bella Vida Vineyard Pinot Noir

2016 Bella Vida Vineyard Pinot Noir

Wild strawberry, raspberry, iron-laden minerality, and a touch of caramel. Ethereal and voluptuous — dense and weightless. A compelling and mesmerizing Pinot Noir from the Dundee Hills.


$65.00 per Bottle


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° F 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 16 months in 25% new French oak and one month in tank prior to being bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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Vintage 2016
Varietal Pinot Noir
Appellation Dundee Hills
Acid 5.4 g/L
PH 3.61
Aging 25% new French oak, 50% second fill, 25% third fill
Alcohol % 13.5
Size 750 ml