Bench Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Bench Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Bench Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Download PDF

Winery Brack Mountain Wine Company
VarietiesPinot Noir
Farming Practicessustainable
Soilsgravel and clay
Harvest Techniqueby hand
Year Vines Were Plantedvaried
Fermentation66% destemmed to open-top fermenters / 33% added to tank as whole clusters / 5-day cold soak followed by spontaneous fermentation / pressed before dryness
Malolacticspontaneous malolactic in barrel
Maturation11 months in 100% French oak (30% new oak)
Item NoT03021
Bottle Case12
Country United States
Region California
Sub-region Sonoma
Bench Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

Vineyards-Sourced primarily from the cool, Russian River Valley, Vines and Roses Estate Vineyard on the famed Olivet Road. Small Pinot lots from Sonoma Carneros and the Petaluma Gap complement the blends more “Coastal” characters.

Vintage-The 2018 vintage offered excellent growing conditions. A mild winter followed by an early spring started the year off early. Sonoma County did not suffer any heat waves (or fires) this summer so the ripening was slow and steady. We picked much later this year as mild days continued into September. This vintage will be characterized by good acidities and lower alcohols.