Lot #7 32 WINDS
WHOLE LOT O' MOONSHINE
- Sonoma Coast
ABOUT THE WINE:
The “Whole Lot o’ Moonshine” auction lot was made from the winery’s best barrels of outstanding 2021 vintage Pinot Noir from the Moonshine Ranch vineyard in the Sonoma Coast AVA. The 100% whole cluster fermentation adds many dimensions and layers of spices and exotic perfumes that captivate the mind and spirit. The vineyard is farmed by the Martinelli family, who have been working the land in Sonoma County for over 135 years.
Winemaker Matt Taylor selected certain blocks of the vineyard from which to harvest the grapes. The stems from the whole grape cluster provide great structure that elicit the essence of the terroir in which these grapes are grown. After manually punching down the grapes in an open top fermenter, the wine was aged in a curated selection of French oak barrels to round off the tannins.
This is a complex and gorgeous Pinot Noir that you will enjoy on the nose as much as you do on the palate. It features delicious, desirable aromas of enticing clove and nutmeg, along with sultry floral notes of hibiscus and jasmine, flowing into mouthwatering dark cherry, baked strawberry flavor profile, along with deep blue and purple fruits. This wine is beautifully balanced with herbal nuances of thyme and herbs de Provence and will age extremely well.
WINEMAKER(S): Matt Taylor
ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: March 2023
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: October 2024
National Distribution: CA, CO, MS, NV, NC, OK, SC, TN, TXA winemaker dinner or store visit is offered in your market as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.