2017 Hanna Pinot Noir 750ml
SILVER MEDAL - Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Vineyards: Our Home Ranch block 3 Pinot Noir was planted to three clonal selections from Torres, Cambria and Mondavi. The vines were planted 5’ x 9’ on 101-14 & 3309C rootstocks in 1992. In 2008 we planted an additional 12 acres of Pinot using budwood from the original block, along with a 20% interplant of clone 667.
Vintage 2017: A welcome, very wet winter filled reservoirs and Spring frost was absent. Pinot bloom coincided with Spring rain and suffered some shatter but overall the crop size was average. A relatively dry, cool spring led into a glorious summer with alternating cool and hot periods. Late July heat was followed by August morning fog. Our small crop of Estate Pinot Noir was hand harvested on September 1 at 24.8° Brix, just before the Labor Day heat wave.
Winemaking: The 2017 Pinot Noir was harvested at night and just after sunrise. While still cold, the hand harvested Pinot clusters were carefully sorted then gently destemmed. The must was cold soaked for four to five days, and then fermented with indigenous yeast. The Pinot was barrel aged for 10 months in 47% new French and Hungarian oak barrels, coopered by Remond and Demptos.
Tasting Notes: Brilliant garnet in the glass with aromas of baked cherry, hazelnut, sassafras and pennyroyal. It offers flavors of white raspberry, a turn of spring earth and fresh truffle. Seamless, lively and rich on the palate, it finishes with luxurious length. (Tasted 1-16-19)
Variety 100% Pinot Noir
Vineyard Location: Hanna Home Ranch, 87% young block Pinot, 13% old block, Russian River Valley Appellation
Age of Vines 9 to 25 years
Titratable Acidity (TA) 0.61 g/100 mL
Residual Sugar: 0.2%
Avg. Brix at Harvest: 24.8o
Harvest Dates September 1st, 2017
Fermentation Combination of native and commercial yeasts, 9 days skin contact
Malolactic fermentation: 100%
Length/Type of Aging 10 months in 60-gallon oak barrels
Oak Types 47% new French and Hungarian oak from Remond and Demptos cooperages.
Bottling Dates Jan, Feb, Mar 2008
Number of Cases: 392