Pinot Noir Serendipity, 2018

Produced by Belden Barns

Complex, cerebral and ultimately unforgettable, this wine was inspired by French Pinots that knocked our socks off. Our approach? Nine separate clones planted in the best spot on our vineyard, picked on one day, fermented 100% whole-cluster and aged solely in neutral oak. As luck (or serendipity!) would have it, this nature over nurture approach has yielded a spectacular wine.

Icons/location pin Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma, California
Icons/wine/red Burgundy-style Pinot Noir
Icons/star Limited wine (240 cases produced)

The details

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Structure
  • Tannin
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Sweetness
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Food Pairing

Pork, Pasta, Salmon

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Tasting Notes

Earth, Lavender, Dark Berry

What's cool?

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Notable Viticulture Technique

9 Cultivars (Clones) of Pinot Noir Interplanted (Swan, 115, 667, Pommard, Rochioli, 113, Calera, Martini, Mt. Eden)

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Interesting Winemaking Technique

100% Whole Cluster Fermentation

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Interesting Winemaking Technique

100% Neutral Oak

Sonoma, California

Belden Barns

Rated as one of the top wineries in Sonoma, Belden Barns offers a wide range of Wish-worthy wines and farmstead goods, all grown with love, passion and purpose on Sonoma Mountain.

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Nerdy Details

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What's in the bottle
Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV: 13.2%
Acidity: ph of 3.67 acidity of 6.4 g/l
Harvest
Pinot Noir from 13 year old vines from Belden Barns Estate, Sonoma Mountain (100%). Harvested on 2018-09-21 at 23.0 brix .
Press: Bladder Press
Winemaking
Fermentation: Stainless Steel, Whole Cluster
Malolactic fermentation: 100%
Clarification: Unfined, Low Sulfur
Aging
100% Neutral French Oak
Bottled on: 2020-02-03