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Lightning Rock Winery

2018 Canyonview Vineyard Pinot Noir

2018 Canyonview Vineyard Pinot Noir

Vineyard: Canyonview Vineyard

Soil/Aspect: Windy south facing terraces of gravel and loam overlooking Trout Creek and the bears that live there.

Pick date: September 25th, 2018

Vinification: An experiment between three tanks of varying whole cluster percentages (25%-75%). Spontaneous fermentation lightly pumped over and then pressed after 21 days on skins to neutral oak puncheons. On lees for 8 months. Unfined and unfiltered.

Alcohol: 12.9%

Bottling Date: June 2019

Release Date: September 1st 2020

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SKU: 154917-18
Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Vineyard Designation
Canyonview Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 25th 2018
6+ years
Bottling Date
June 2019
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A little bit tight at the moment but opens up beautifully in the glass to show etheral rose petals and delicate cherries. Minty fresh and flinty with super fine tannins rounds out the palate. Recommend decanting, this will age beautifully.
Vineyard Notes
Planted in 2003 on the precipice of the Trout Creek Canyon, this vineyard has been immaculately cared for by Garth Purdy from day one, and he continues to do so. This south facing vineyard has sandy soil that is dotted with large granite stones, producing spectacular Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from two large terraces.
Winemaker Notes
Fermented in three tanks with different percentages of whole cluster, fermented spontaneously, pressed to neutral oak of varying sizes.