The Withers 'English Hill' 2018 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, CA, USA

The Withers 'English Hill' 2018 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, CA, USA

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The Withers 'English Hill' 2018 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, CA, USA

Winemaker / Chef du Cave: David Low

Farming: Organic

Varieties: Pinot Noir

Terroir: English Hill, planted in 2005, is an 8.5 acre vineyard located 9.2 miles from the Pacific Ocean in Occidental, overlooking Tomales and the Marin Coast Range. It sits at an elevation of 652 feet and is comprised of Goldridge, Sandy Loam and Steinbeck Fine Sandy Loam soils. Clones harvested include Vosne Romanee, 115, and 667. The site is turbulent and exposed, featuring cool afternoon breezes and lengthy ripening seasons.

Vinification: The wine was aged in 15% new French oak barrels (Tonnelerie Remond). The remaining cooperage was 1-10 year old Francois Frères barrels. The wine was harvested by hand and fermented with 35% whole clusters and ambient yeasts at cool temperatures after a cold soak. No fining or filtration, and racked only prior to bottling. 

Tasting Notes: The Withers never disappoints! A house favorite at DECANT, this 2018 is a gorgeous and complex Pinot. Fragrant black forest cherries are underscored by dusty black figs. The palate is medium to medium plus, with a dense notes of tart black cherry, sarsaparilla, damp forest and baking spice.The finish is long, with bright acidity just a hint of structure that will help it to age 10-15 years. 




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