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2022 Capiaux Widdoes Vineyard Pinot Noir
Russian River (Green Valley)

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SKU: 2022-Widdoes-PN

I've had access to Widdoes Vineyard for 28 years; named for its late owner, Don Widdoes, and farmed by Dutton Ranch who planted Martini clone Pinot Noir in 1982. The soil is quintessential Russian River Goldridge fine sandy loam. Located just West of the little town of Graton, it is a magical location for pinot noir. widdoes vineyard pinot noir bottle shotThe fog rolls in first and burns off late in this Green Valley sub-appellation.

The appearance is medium red with a darker purple hue.

Classic Martini clone aromas of forest floor, tangy red/green apple, blood orange, light minerality, almost stoney quality.

Lots of juicy red fruit flavors and ripe palate with elderberry tea leaves and floral qualities. A long, juicy finish.

Fermentation: 20% whole cluster, 5-day cold soak, uninoculated fermentation, open top vessel with punch downs, 11-day total maceration, ml in barrel aged sur lie until bottling without fining or filtration. No acid additions

Appellation: Russian River (Green Valley sub-appellation)

Vineyard: 100% Widdoes

Harvest Date: September 20th

Brix @ Harvest: 25.4

Bottling Date: August 2023

pH: 3.74

Release Date: April 2024

TA (g/1): 5.9

Aging: French oak, 30% new

Alcohol: 14.6

Months Aging: 11

Production: 187 cases