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2011 Jeff Gordon Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

2011 Jeff Gordon Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Acid
6.0 g/L
pH
3.62
Aging
10 months, 70% mix of 2-3 year old French Oak and 30% new French Oak
Bottling Date
July 16, 2012
Alcohol %
14.1
Wine Enthusiast
90
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This elegant Pinot Noir is a lovely light garnet color with touches of crimson. The engaging bouquet shows subtle cranberry, tea leaf and spiced wood. After another swirl in the glass, the nose becomes more seductive with notes of Bing cherry, red plums and a hint of marshmallow. These soft, supple aromas are matched on the palate as it finishes with a silky yet warm character.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Acid
6.0 g/L
pH
3.62
Aging
10 months, 70% mix of 2-3 year old French Oak and 30% new French Oak
Bottling Date
July 16, 2012
Alcohol %
14.1
Wine Enthusiast
90
Wine Profile
Ratings
90 points- Wine Enthusiast, 92 points- KensWineGuide.com, 91 points- Critics Challenge International Wine Competition, 90 points- Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition, 90 points- Beverage Testing Institute, 88 points- International Wine Report
Awards
Best of Class and Double Gold Medal- 2014 Indy International Wine Competition, Gold Medal (91 points)- 2014 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition, Gold Medal (90 points)- Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition, Gold Medal- Beverage Testing Institute, Best of Class of Region and Silver Medal- 2014 California State Fair Wine Competition, Silver Medal- 2014 San Diego International Wine Competition, Bronze Medal- 2014 Los Angeles International Wine Competition, Bronze Medal- 2014 American Wine Society Competition, Bronze Medal- 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Vineyard Notes
Dutton Ranch- Morelli Lane Vineyard, located on the western edge of the Green Valley appellation in the Sonoma Coast, near the city of Occidental. Cummings Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, just west of the city of Santa Rosa.
Production Notes
The 2011 growing season was a challenging one as the cool, damp weather made it tricky for the grapes to achieve full ripeness in the vineyards. They were beset with low yields as the rains created humid growing conditions. These unusual conditions challenged us to be more creative working with our growers, as we needed to make the best decisions in the vineyards throughout the ripening process. We had to take extra care when selecting our picks. After night picking, they were hand-sorted into open top fermenters, fermented dry and allowed to finish Malo-lactic in barrel. The wine was aged for ten months, then bottled unfined/unfiltered. As a result of the cooler vintage, the refined flavors shine through due to lower alcohol levels, presenting an elegant, pure and balanced wine allowing the terroir to properly represent. Bottled in July 2013, this pinot drinks wonderfully now and should develop for the next 4-6 years.
Winemaker Notes
Enjoy now through 2019 with proper cellaring
Food Pairing Notes
This Pinot will pair nicely with grilled salmon, rosemary pork roast and many other dishes.
Other Notes
124 cases produced
Product Reviews
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Sandra
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(Nov 27, 2014 at 8:14 AM)
I am so glad I tried this wine, it is wonderful. My friends and I really enjoyed it!

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Jill
1 1 1 1 1
(Dec 11, 2014 at 3:54 PM)
Took a chance on this at a Caesar's Palace restaurant. Excellent. Especially if you enjoy a "fruit forward" Pinot Noir

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Brian
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(Jan 27, 2015 at 9:58 AM)
The wine was wonderful. An unexpected pleasure with a refined and subtle character and a great finish

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