2014 Pinotage, Amador County
Though lighter in color this Pinotage has big spicy flavors similar to a Cab Franc.
A commonly grown variety in South Africa where it was bread. Piontage is a genetic cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault. A full flavored wine.
"Hints of graphite, licorice and sweet smoke in this beautiful Pinotage add depth to the notes of wild Raspberry, cherry, cola and Huckleberry. Ripe rich fruit gives a full coating to the entire pallet
The growing season of 2014 was the third in a string of stunning vintages in Amador County. Dry, mild temperatures brought on early budbreak and harvest, while the persistent drought helped produce small berries with concentrated flavors and elegant tannins. The overall length of the growing season was normal, allowing for full ripening.
"Picked during the cool of the night, we hand sorted and destemmed the fruit into 1 ton fermentation bins. With an extended cold soak we extracted concentrated color and strong flavor characteristics. Fermented for 26 days. aged in 100% new American oak for 28 months"
"Against many other Notable wines, Our 2014 Amador County Pinotage received a Gold medal at the Grand Harvest Awards wine competition in 2017. It was rated by the seasoned panel of judges at 92 points"
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