Purple Hands - Kropf Vineyard Dundee Hills - Pinot Noir

Purple Hands - Kropf Vineyard Dundee Hills - Pinot Noir 2017

Red Wine

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Item# 72201-17

Product Ratings

Wine Spectator 92pt
Wine Enthusiast 92pt

Technical data

AGEING: 12 Months in Barrel, 65% Neutral Oak , 35% New Oak
PH & ALcohol: 3.6 pH, 13.5 % Alcohol
Fermentation: Native Fermentation, Small Open Top Fermenters, Hand Plunged & Macerated, Unfined & Unfiltered
TECH DATA: Dundee Hills AVA, Jory Soil, 115 Clone, Hand Harvested

Vintage

The 2016 vintage had a warm spring with record-breaking heat units in April and May. This transitioned us into the earliest harvest date on record. Lower elevation Dundee Hills started to pick the end of the second week of August, and our last fruit was in the door September 16th. The summer wasn’t overly warm, though just warm enough to keep the vines moving forward, developing into a beautiful growing season and harvest. I think you will see the wines balanced and rich in a traditional Purple Hands Style.