Lot #13 CRESCERE

PLATT VINEYARD BARREL SELECTION

Pinot Noir
  • Platt Vineyard
  • Sonoma Coast

2021
5 CASES

ABOUT THE WINE:

Platt Vineyard is considered by many to be one of the ‘grand cru’ sites of California. Located just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean the Pinot Noir from the Platt tends to be more Burgundian in character and the long, slow development of the grapes leads to intense yet delicate and seductive flavors. This Platt Vineyard Pinot Noir lot is a special selection from the finest barrel of the cuvée before the few barrels are blended together. This unique wine was made from a single Pommard clone and hails from a vineyard block that is only 1 acre on a very sloped hillside. The long, slow development of the grapes leads to intense yet delicate and seductive flavors.

Founded in fall 2016, Crescere Wines was born from a partnership between proprietors and husband-and-wife team, Joe and Elena Reynoso, and renowned winemaker Philippe Melka, who worked together to create a range of premium wines that capture the distinct essences of Sonoma. A third-generation Mexican American family, the Reynosos produce their wines through a “farming first” mantra, displaying distinctive varietal character without sacrificing elegance and their signature terroir.

The grapes in this lot were fermented in open top fermenters using native yeasts and traditional methods before being moved to French Oak barrels to be aged until bottling. This Pinot Noir displays both dark and light red fruits such as cranberry, Rainier cherry, strawberry and floral tones of rose petal accented with tones of fresh pepper and cooking spices such as mint, rosemary and oregano. The aromas leap from the glass and follow through on the palate with a racy, vibrant acidity that beckons one to come back for more. Delicious on its own, but even more divine when paired with food.

WINEMAKER(S): Atelier Melka

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: March 2023
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: April 2024

National Distribution: AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, Washington, DC

International Distribution: Please inquire for more information.

A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered in your market as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.