2012 “Chenoweth Ranch” Russian River Pinot Noir

P&H - Chenoweth PN 2012 - LabelPATZ & HALL 2012 “Chenoweth Ranch” Russian River Pinot Noir

This wine is 100% Pinot noir sourced from Chenoweth Ranch. Planted in Goldridge soils on the far western edge of the Russian River Valley appellation, this beautiful 7-acre vineyard is located in Green valley, one of the region’s coolest areas, and is farmed exclusively for Patz & Hall. Though enjoying excellent sunlight from its slight south-facing orientation, the vineyard is sheltered by steep western hills, which protect the Dijon clone grapes from late-afternoon baking, while helping he fruit to retain natural acidity.

This wine undergoes a multi-yeast fermentation (wild and cultured) with 10% whole clusters. The wine then undergoes full malo-lactic fermentation in Burgundian French oak barrels (65% new). Bottled without fining or filtration.

93 points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
93 points – Wine Enthusiast

P&H – Chenoweth PN 2012 – Label

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October 27, 2014