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parched. Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018


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The 2018 parched. Pinot Noir is a single vineyard wine originating from the Gold Coast Vineyard in the Sonoma Coast AVA. The fruit is sourced from two blocks, which are planted to the 777 clone. The wine was aged on the lees, with monthly stirring, while aging in 30% new French oak. This wine displays dark, black cherry notes, with a tantalizing spiciness on the palate. Showing a richness from the extended hangtime, this wine will develop more with a couple of years bottle aging. 

The 2018 growing season began with a relatively dry spring and just a bit below normal rainfall over the winter. Budbreak was close to normal, leading to flowering in late May. The summer didn’t see too many heat spikes, but we were treated to cooler than normal mornings, which slowed down the maturation process leading to a night pick on October 1st, about two weeks later than the previous year. 

Harvest date:  October 1st, 2018 
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Vineyard: Gold Coast Vineyard
Brix at harvest: 25.1
Crush: De-stemmed, 100% whole berry
Fermentation: 14-day ferment, after 5-day cold soak
Aging: 10 months, with 30% new and 70%once used French Oak
Alcohol: 14.5%
pH: 3.57
TA: 6.00 g/L
Bottled: July 2019
Case production: 343 cases
Winemaker: Thomas Bougetz 

Bougetz Cellars

Bougetz Cellars

Quality can only be achieved if you start with great fruit. Having worked with great  vineyards from Santa Barbara to Eastern Washington, our winemaker has had the opportunity to work with fruit from quite a variety of top notch sites. The focus of our portfolio is on Bordeaux varieties from Napa Valley, but when access to a premium vineyard pops up,  we may jump at the chance to add a special bottling. Discover More