Capiaux Cellars grape source Pisoni Vineyard in late summer

2016 Capiaux Starscape Pinot Noir
Russian River

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SKU: 2016-Starscape-PN

Starscape Vineyard’s allure is from old vines planted in 1971 which give it the darkest, deepest coloring which is unusual for this varietal. Forest floor and earthy aromas with a hint of toasted herbs. Dark, pure fruit palate with spice on the finish. Youthful tannins might suggest laying this down for a while.


Antonio Galloni 93+pts
The 2016 Pinot Noir Starscape Vineyard is another dark, powerful wine. Potent tannins and dark-fleshed fruit give the wine its sepia-toned, brooding personality. The pedigree of these old Martini clone Pinot vines, planted in 1971, comes through in the wine's gravitas and intensity. I can't wait to taste the 2016 with some bottle age, once the tannins soften a bit. Drinking window 2020-2031. Reviewed Apr 2018.

Appellation:            Russian River

Vineyard:                100% Starscape (West Block)

Brix @ Harvest:       26.5

Alcohol:                   14.5% 

TA (g/1):                   6.4

pH:                          3.66

Harvest Date:         September 19   

Aging:                    French oak, 35% new   

Months Aging:       11 months

Release date:        September  2018

Production:            145 cases