Lafond Vineyard   
Santa Rita Hills

2014 Pinot Noir Clone 777
Nestled in the Santa 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: This was one of my favorite lots of the vintage.We were able to extend and macerate this fermenter for 52 days, keeping the wine on the skins, before pressing. This added spicy aroma and complexity to intense bright cherry fruit and a long persistent finish.

Gold Medal 2018 Orange County Commercial Wine Competition

Suggested Retail Price: 50.00

2014 Pinot Noir Clone 777 50.00

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Sept.19, 2014
Sugar: 25.1 Brix

100% Lafond Vineyards

Barrels: 4-130 gal. puncheons
1-60 gal. French Barrique
Total Acid: .698
pH: 3.37
Alcohol: 14.9%

Bottled: February. 3, 2016

Production: 240 cases