SEA SMOKE 'TEN' SANTA RITA HILLS PINOT NOIR - 2018

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SEA SMOKE TEN PINOT NOIR

ABOUT THIS WINE
Ten is named for the ten Pinot Noir clones found on our estate vineyard.
 
Our most masculine wine, it is brooding and intense, with firm, mature
 
tannins and a long, velvety finish. Ten is not for the faint-of-heart and
 
has been known, on occasion, to convert even the most fanatic
 
Cabernet lover.

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APPELLATION

Santa Rita Hills

COMPOSITION

100% Pinot Noir (Ten Clones, from which the wine takes its name)
 
Winemaking: Hand-harvested, clusters were sorted in the vineyard
 
and then gently destemmed following an evening in our cold room.
 
All ‘jack stems’ were removed on the sorting table. Musts were cold
 
soaked in open-top fermenters for five days, and then inoculated
 
 
with cultured yeasts to begin slow fermentation. Each tank was
 
 
manually punched down two times per day, with a total maceration
 
 
time of sixteen to twenty-eight days. Upon completion of primary
 
 
fermentation and maceration, all free run wine was transferred to
 
 
tank for settling, and then pressed at extremely low pressure
 
 
(0.08 bars) to avoid extracting bitterness. After settling overnight
 
 
both free-run and press wines were racked to barrels. Ten was
 
 
bottled with no fining and no filtration. Character: A brooding
 
and intense wine. The aromas begin with notes of Elderberry,
 
Freesia and Fig, then a myriad of savory spices, and a hint of
 
lavender. Firm, mature tannins—evidence of Ten’s ageability—
 
are followed by a long, velvety finish.
 
 
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