Scribe Winery Carneros Pinot Noir 2021


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A pure, elegant and classy Pinot Noir with bright red fruits layered with floral notes, rhubarb and a touch of cacao through to a silky palate with refined tannins and a long, smooth finish.

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The Pinot Noir grapes come from three vineyards across the Carneros AVA. This wine is made up of a blend of equal parts of clones Dijon 777, known for being dark and rich and produces rich, velvety and complex wines; Dijon 115, which delivers pure Pinot Noir flavours and Pommard, which delivers pure, dark fruit. Two of the vineyards, Sandbach and El Novillero, are both within a five-mile radius of the Scribe Estate and remainder are on similar Huichica soils. The third, the Reinke Vineyard, lies a little further east on Bressa-Dibble clay loam soils. All three vineyards benefit from the cooling influence from the winds of the San Pablo Bay, which creates a cooler mesoclimate resulting in slow, even ripening, which helps to build concentrated fruit flavours, while retaining natural, balancing acidity. The grapes are hand-harvested at night to preserve the fresh vibrancy in the fruit.

The grapes were fermented with native, wild yeasts, with 30% vinified as whole clusters which impart freshness and complexity to the wine. Vinification took place in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats, retaining the purity of fruit. Maturation lasted for seven months; 90% was aged in neutral French oak, 10% in new French oak, before being bottled without fining, to retain the fullest expression.

Decanter wrote of the 2021 vintage: "Well defined with notes of red forest fruits, dried herbs and sweet spices. Showing top-level winemaking, the palate is earthy and tactile, with delicate finesse. Ethereal style with lots of fruits, a harmonious silky texture completes the wonder finish. 93pts"

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Vintage 2021
Alcoholic strength 13.5%
Awards Decanter, 93pts, 2023
Country USA
Region California
Subregion Carneros
Grapes Pinot Noir 100%
Body B
Contains sulphites Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic No
Biodynamic No
Closure Cork
Scribe Winery

Scribe Winery produces vibrant, terroir driven wines from Sonoma, California. The winery was founded in 2007 on a property that helped pioneer pre-prohibition Sonoma Valley wine making and is managed by fourth generation California farmers and brothers, Andrew and Adam Mariani. The Marianis believe that the best wines are the result of a healthy relationship between man and nature, and that a vineyard managed in harmony with the greater ecosystem results in more site specific, terroir driven grapes. When vinified with non-interventionist natural methods, the result is a distinct wine that speaks vividly of its provenance.

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