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Mardikian Estate Reserve Pinot Noir 2017

Hess Persson Estates

Mardikian Estate Reserve Pinot Noir 2017

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Aromas of ripe black cherries and clove are complemented by flavors of dark berries and notes of forest floor. Silky, elegant tannins work in tandem with the layered flavors and hints of smoke.
About

2017 VINTAGE

Vintage 2017 began with restorative rains that replenished soils, helped support vine growth and fortified our vineyards through the Spring. The late-August heat wave that continued into September led us to begin harvest just after Labor Day. From the start, yields looked promising, as the sugars and acids in the grapes showed incredible balance. October was marked by wildfires in the North Coast, and while the fires devastated many homes and properties, our fruit was already picked and safely in the winery, with the majority of the area’s vineyards not significantly affected. Despite it being a tumultuous year, overall, we saw an abundant harvest that gave our winemakers quality fruit and the opportunity to develop wines with depth and character.

WINEMAKER NOTES

“Just five miles from the Pacific Ocean, the Mardikian Estate is the true Sonoma Coast, and the maritime influences show in this wine. The salty air descends each day on the vineyard, leaving a distinctive and easily recognizable signature. On this vintage, aromas of ripe black cherries and clove are complemented by flavors of dark berries and notes of forest floor. Silky, elegant tannins work in tandem with the layered flavors and hints of smoke as a subtle acidity provides a beautiful lift to complete the wine.”

– Dave Guffy, winemaker

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS

“Pinot Noir is a classic partner with Sonoma Duck breast or Sonoma’s famed CK Lamb. Mushroom Risotto is simply wonderful. Soft Brie, Camembert, Gruyere and goat cheeses are my go to selections. This Pinot Noir is a more robust style that will enhance a wide variety of dishes, so don’t be afraid to be unconventional in your thinking.”

– Chad Hendrickson, Executive Chef

Wine Specs

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Blend

100% Pinot Noir

Appellation

Sonoma Coast

Vineyard

Mardikian Estate

Alcohol %

14.5

Aging

Sur lie 11 months

Cooperage

35% New French Oak

Cases Produced

400

pH

3.75

Acid

0.57

Winemaking

Clones 114, 115, 667, 777, 2A, Martini, Pommard

Bottles in Case

12

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