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2019 Pinot Noir, Quarter Moon Vineyard

Winemaker Notes The 2019 vintage opens with fragrant violet and dried rose petals, tangerine peel, and earthy spice notes. Full-bodied with layered acid and tannin structure, the palate unfolds with intense black cherry, raspberry, and tangy cranberry. The finish is long and satisfying with rich dark fruit, baking spices and savory herbs.

Winemaking Data A single-vineyard bottling showcasing select areas within our Quarter Moon Vineyard planted to Calera, Clone 459, and Clone 777. Clusters were hand-sorted in order to separate the best for a 37% whole cluster fermentation, adding spice, texture and structure to the powerful tannins.

Vintage Notes In 2019, bud break occurred around the same time as 2018 but was delayed compared to our historical averages due to cold, saturated soils from the wet winter, particularly in February. Cool weather continued throughout spring with an unusual amount of rainfall which delayed bloom in some areas. Canopy management was key in 2019 due to vigorous growth and moderate temperatures. July was cooler than average, but August and September warmed to push ripening ahead. In 2019, the quality of Pinot Noir from our Sonoma Coast estate was excellent with well-developed flavors, naturally fresh acidity and superb balance.

Reviews 96 Points - James Suckling
Aromas of crushed raspberries with iron and pine-cone undertones. Full-bodied and full of character. The aromas come through clearly as flavors on the palate. It goes on for minutes. One to drink or age. -JS (Jan. 2022)

95 Points - Robert Parker Wine Advocate
The 2019 Pinot Noir Quarter Moon Vineyard, medium ruby in color, has a deep well of aromas: spiced cranberry sauce, dried tangerine peel, wood smoke, aniseed and iron, gaining more nuance with air. The medium-bodied palate is grainy and fresh with intense, perfectly ripe fruits and a flourish of spices on the long finish. It's young and will benefit from another 2-3 years in bottle. -EB (June 2021)

95 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous
Crushed rocks, rose petal, mint, sweet red berries and pine lend aromatic brilliance to this finely sculpted, nuanced Pinot from Joseph Phelps. The 2019 Pinot Noir Quarter Moon Vineyard is all tension and energy. Give it a few years to soften. It’s a gorgeous wine in the making. -AG (Jan. 2021)

93 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
Lots of mulled cherries, dried raspberries, savory herbs, and baking spice notes emerge from the 2019 Pinot Noir Quarter Moon Vineyard, a medium-bodied, savory, complex, nuanced Pinot Noir that will evolve for 7-8 years. It has a certainly Old-World charm (as well as tannic grip) that emerges with time in the glass. -JD (July 2021)

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Blend and Grape Sources 100% estate-grown Pinot Noir from our Quarter Moon Vineyard.

Appellation Sonoma Coast

Aging/Cooperage 14 months in 52% new and 48% one-to-three year-old French oak barrels.


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