Sonoma Coast
Ancillary Cellars

ancillary cellars 2016 pinot noir - sun chase vineyard whole cluster


we produced this wine to bridge the gap between the uniquely ripe californian style of pinot noir and the old world style we adore. comprised of all 828 clone, it is lighter in color and has a slightly more aromatic profile than the regular sun chase wine which congers up thoughts of an old world wine while remaining true to its roots. notes of summer strawberry fields, pomegranate and forest floor are coupled with an amazingly long and lifted profile while still keeping itself in balance due to the stem inclusion. naturally it has as bit more grip of tannin and is slightly more racy on the mid palate but this will only allow it to age into an amazingly complex wine over time. obviously we can’t make a californian pinot noir like the burgundies we admire but this wine leans more in that direction. age it for 3-4 years and look for it to gain considerable palate weight and bottle sweetness over time if cellared for 5-8 years.

50 cases produced (Limit 2 Bottles)

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