• price: 35
  • year: 2011
  • alcohol: 13.1
  • blend: Split Rail and Fog's Edge Pinot Noir

2011 Corralitos Duet Pinot Noir

Price: $35.00

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“Corralitos Duet” is a special blend of two very unique mountain vineyards: 1700’ Split Rail Vineyard and 900’ Fog’s Edge Vineyard. Due to the exceptionally cool 2011 growing season, this is a wine that showcases the restrained characteristics of pinot noir from the cool-climate Corralitos area. David Bruce selection, a rare field selection of old-world Pinot Noir clones, lends floral aromas to the earthy, spicebox base of Champagne/UCD clone 32, Dijon clones 115 & 777, and Pommard 4. On the palate, a nice brace of acidity gives way to layers of clove, redwood humus, dusty red berry and cola.

This wine is structured for the cellar. Decanting is recommended if drinking now. Drink 2014 – 2021.

Hand harvested October 29 at 23 brix.

Aged 10 months sur lies in French oak, 40% new.

100 cases produced.

pH 3.54, Titratable Acidity 6.1 g/L Alcohol 13.1%.

Coopers Francois Freres, Mistral, Ermitage, Dargaud & Jaegle.

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David Bruce Selection is a selection of several of the original Pinot Noir clones grown in the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA. These clones are field selections reported to have been brought over from Chambolle-Musigny, on the prized Côte de Nuits, France, in the 1890s by Paul Masson and in the 50s by Martin Ray. Many wineries, including Chalone, David Bruce & Williams-Selyem have made great use of this unique selection of clones, which is known for its delicacy and its floral aromas, and which Robert Parker has described as “silk & lace”. Few plantings of this unique selection remain in California.

“Corralitos Duet” is a special blend of two very unique mountain vineyards: 1700’ Split Rail Vineyard and 900’ Fog’s Edge Vineyard. Due to the exceptionally cool 2011 growing season, this is a wine that showcases the restrained characteristics of pinot noir from the cool-climate Corralitos area. David Bruce selection, a rare field selection of old-world Pinot Noir clones, lends floral aromas to the earthy, spicebox base of Champagne/UCD clone 32, Dijon clones 115 & 777, and Pommard 4. On the palate, a nice brace of acidity gives way to layers of clove, redwood humus, dusty red berry and cola.

This wine is structured for the cellar. Decanting is recommended if drinking now. Drink 2014 – 2021.

Hand harvested October 29 at 23 brix.

Aged 10 months sur lies in French oak, 40% new.

100 cases produced.

pH 3.54, Titratable Acidity 6.1 g/L Alcohol 13.1%.

Coopers Francois Freres, Mistral, Ermitage, Dargaud & Jaegle.

Click for geek notes

David Bruce Selection is a selection of several of the original Pinot Noir clones grown in the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA. These clones are field selections reported to have been brought over from Chambolle-Musigny, on the prized Côte de Nuits, France, in the 1890s by Paul Masson and in the 50s by Martin Ray. Many wineries, including Chalone, David Bruce & Williams-Selyem have made great use of this unique selection of clones, which is known for its delicacy and its floral aromas, and which Robert Parker has described as “silk & lace”. Few plantings of this unique selection remain in California.

SKU: 2011-C-BM. Category: .