2016 Willow Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir

Duck Pond Cellars

2016 Willow Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir
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SKU: DPPNWC16
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Acid
6.3 g/l
pH
3.46
Aging
10% New French Oak, 90% Neutral French Oak
Fermentation
Small 1.5 ton fermenters, two punchdowns daily.
Alcohol %
14.1
Wine Advocate
90
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Nose is reminiscent of Cherry Pie, sweet and fruity with a hint of spice. The palate is soft, showing ripe cherry & raspberry flavors.
Vineyard Notes
Shoot thinning is performed early in the year; after fruit set, leaves are removed in the fruit zone on the east side of the vines. Later, the clusters are counted and thinned to a maximum of 28 clusters per vine. Once the grapes have achieved 75% color, a final cluster thinning is performed to remove any green or second crop clusters. The average yield is 2 tons per acre.
Production Notes
Blended equally from 3 different clones of Pinot Noir- 114, 115, 777.
Winemaker Notes
Fermented for 12 days in open top, 1.5 ton fermenters, with punchdowns daily for 12 days.
Production
158
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