Nestled in the Sta. Rita Hills of the western Santa Ynez Valley, Lafond Vineyard 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.

After several years of working with the eight Pinot Noir clones planted in Lafond Vineyard, Bruce has become very familiar with the attributes of each particular clone and uses them accordingly in each of the Pinot Noirs he makes.

 

Winemaker's Comments: 777 is one of the more aromatic, forward fruited clones of Pinot Noir. Starting in 2014 we found extended maceration, plus or minus 50 days, added to mid-palate plushness and finish. Continued drought resulted in small canopies and small berried clusters. Ripe, concentrated flavors and great length give us a complex version of 777.

Gold Medal 2018 Orange County Commercial Wine Competition

Wine Enthusiast- 90 points

2016 Pinot Noir Clone 777 Lafond Vineyard

SKU: 431716
$50.00Price
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  • VINEYARDS

    100% Lafond Vineyard Pinot Noir

    AVA: Sta. Rita Hills

     

    HARVEST
    September 14, 2016
    Sugar: 25.1 Brix

    BOTTLING

    April 24, 2018

    WINE
    Alcohol: 14.8%
    Total Acid: .67
    pH: 3.41

    Dry

     

    10 barrel lot, 2 new French oak


    Production: 244 cases

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