2016 Dragon's Back Pinot Noir

Floral and Delicate

2016 Dragon's Back Pinot Noir
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These are futures and will ship in October.

Here is what Robert parker had to say about the the 2015........

Robert Parker - 94 Points

Pale to medium ruby colored, the 2015 Pinot Noir Dragon’s Back has a beautiful, lifted nose of black cherries, roses and violets with underlying raspberry leaf, Ceylon tea and underbrush hints. Light to medium-bodied with wonderful intensity in the mouth, the layers of berry and earth flavors are seamlessly supported by fine-grained tannins and a lively backbone, finishing long.

Since the planting of these vines, they’ve learned to grow with little water out of almost pure volcanic rock. The drought conditions of 2015 didn’t faze these resilient vines. The struggle between vine and rock produced an elegant pinot. The eucalyptus trees at the edge of the property lend a very light mint quality at the end of the finish. This pinot, even with the small berry size produced a delicate pinot. The free run juice and press wine were kept separate and aged on the lees for 10 months, one in new Tarandsaud French oak barrel and the other in a once used French oak barrel.

Black Knight Vineyards Sonoma Coast
13.5% alcohol by volume
100 cases made

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Pinot Noir
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