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2016 Pinot Noir Wendling Vineyard

750 ml
1.5 L
3 L
5 L
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The decade-old Wendling Vineyard sits on extremely steep terrain on the cusp of the Pacific Ocean. The foggy climate is damp and there are fewer growing degree-days here than nearly anywhere on the West Coast, resulting in small berries and modest yields. The superlative mix of Pinot Noir clones on these 23 acres includes 828, 943 and the rare DRC, resulting in high-toned Pinot Noir with lifted aromatics, layers of fruit and defined structure. An unmistakably cool-climate offering, the 2016 vintage reveals the wine's distinctly Californian profile with concentrated intensity and a precision that has become the benchmark of Pinot Noir grown in this rugged frontier.