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The Lafond Vineyard Pinot Noir is made of fruit exclusively sourced from Lafond Vineyard nestled in the Sta. Rita Hills and is ideally situated to produce Pinot Noir exhibiting the unique and exotic flavor profile one finds in only a few regions of the world. Specific areas within our vineyard exhibit elevated concentration and complexity due to soil type and exposure to the elements. We have planted eight distinct clones of Pinot Noir, each with subtle differences in flavor and aroma.


Each year, Bruce Mcguire chooses from over 75 acres dedicated to eight different Pinot Noir clones to create a wine that best represents the vintage. This bottling contains a blend of four different Pinot Noir clones grown across the Lafond vineyard site.


These grapes benefit from the unique West/East orientation of the valley, and the well-drained, sandy soil.

Winemaker Comments: The clonal composition is 33.3% Pommard, 33.3% clone 777, and 33.3% clone 667. Each year the blend is based on which clones generate the most intersting lots and are blended to showcase the vintage.


Tasting Notes: The 2017 Lafond Vineyard Pinot Noir is a deep ruby color with violet undertones. Aromas of ripe strawberry, smashed bluefruit, and mild cedar fill the glass. Delicate fruit flavors of strawberry and cherry are followed by rich earth tones of potting soil and mushrooms. Pair this smooth, light-bodied red with mushroom risotto, duck confit, or goat cheese and dried fruit.


2017 Pinot Noir - Lafond Vineyard

SKU: 431017
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    100% Lafond Vineyard Pinot Noir

    AVA: Sta. Rita Hills


    September 2, 5, 13, 2017
    Sugar: 24.4 - 25 Brix


    August 8, 2019

    Alcohol: 14.7%
    Total Acid: .69
    pH: 3.33

    6 French oak barrels, 2 new French oak

    Production: 143 cases

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