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The China Block - Anderson Valley 2016

The China Block - Anderson Valley 2016

A small block of Pinot Noir situated among an old grove of Chinese bamboo; we love the interplay and balance of blackberry acidity and sour-cherry sweetness.

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SKU: SWMTCB16750

Sourced from the biodynamically farmed Filigreen Farm on the southwest flank of Anderson Valley, our selection of Pinot Noir is surrounded by an old grove of Chinese bamboo and is therefore named "The China Block." The 2016 vintage was fermented on native yeasts, with 50% whole clusters, and was pressed entirely by hand in our old hand-crank press. The wine completed malolactic fermentation naturally in barrel, and aged twelve months in French oak barrels, 20% new. We performed one racking to stainless steel for one month prior to bottling, unfined and unfiltered. What we love about this wine: the interplay and balance of blackberry acidity with sour cherry sweetness. Five barrels; 141 cases produced.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Anderson Valley
Alcohol %
14.2