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Founders Reserve

2017 Pinot Noir
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Founders Reserve

2017 Pinot Noir

Instantly, one notices the beautifully intense, deep, garnet hue of the wine. This profoundly complex vintage yet again showcases the quality of fruit we receive from our Vine Hill Vineyard. Like all of our Founders Reserve Pinot Noirs, this vintage is crafted for longevity. Cellaring for another 2-4 years will allow the wine to continue to build complexity while softening the tannins.

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About this Wine

Founders Reserve

On the nose, earthy accents and fragrant tobacco contrast the enticing aromas of blackberries, black cherry and dark chocolate. This full-bodied and richly textured wine is powerful, yet approachable with flavors on the palate of allspice and bramble fruit, which you can taste throughout the lengthy finish of the wine. The intense flavors make this the perfect Pinot Noir for Cabernet drinkers!

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Flavor Notes

Allspice

Black Cherry

Blackberries

Alcohol

13.8%

TA

6.2gms/L

PH

3.56

RS

Dry

Composition

100% Pinot Noir

Fermentation

Tank Fermented

Pairs well with

Beef, Duck, Hearty Pasta, Mushrooms, Root Vegetable

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Virtual Swirl

Tasting wine begins well before the liquid ever touches your lips – it starts with a look, a swirl, and an intake of breath. The swirl serves to open your vintage and introduces oxygen which creates a bouquet of aromas and allows you to gauge viscosity and alcohol content. The Founders Reserve’s swirl showcases its rich texture and long tears, an inherent to this signature vintage’s elevated alcohol content, and an aroma of soft fall flavors indicative of pear, butterscotch, and baked apple.

Medals
  • Double Gold 2020 Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Competition
  • Gold 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • Gold 2020 West Coast Wine Competition
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We are excited to welcome visitors to our winery on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Book your reservation for our new Heritage Tasting which offers an in-depth wine tasting experience.

We have also launched a new curbside pickup for online orders. Choose Will Call during checkout and we’ll have your order ready at the time you choose.

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If you have questions, please contact our tasting room at (707) 237-3489 or [email protected].

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