Sibling Rivalry Pinot Noir, 2017

Produced by Kivelstadt Cellars

We love old world wine, so only the coolest region in Sonoma would do. While planting the vineyard in 1997 the Kivelstadt’s decided to plant multiple Pinot Noir clones on multiple rootstocks.

Icons/location pin Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California
Icons/wine/red Pinot Noir
Icons/star Rare wine (75 cases produced)
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The details

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Structure
  • Tannin
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Sweetness
  • Funkiness
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Food Pairing

Pasta, Filet Mignon, Asian Food

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Tasting Notes

Vanilla, Dark Berry, Asian Spice, Cherry Cola

What's cool?

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Almost Sold Out

2015 was another very hot vintage with little rain. The combination of a mild winter and a cool spring caused relatively early bud break. 2015 was a high quality but very low yield year resulting in a small production of only 75 cases.

Sonoma, California

Kivelstadt Cellars

Kivelstadt Cellars was founded on our love of amazing California vineyards.

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Nerdy Details

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What's in the bottle
Pinot Noir ()
ABV: 12.9%
Harvest
Pinot Noir from Kivelstadt Vineyard, Sonoma Valley ().
Winemaking
Fermentation: This wines was fermented in an open top fermenter and 35% of the grapes were put in whole cluster. The tank temperature was raised to 85 degrees Fahrenheit and the fermentation moved forward without the addition of yeast. The free run juice went straight to barrel in which natural malolactic fermentation occurred.
Aging
The wine was aged in 20% new French oak and 80% neutral French oak for 10 months prior to bottling.

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