The Sloan family has been farming in Sonoma for four generations now, and Paul took it one step farther, adding winemaking from their great vineyards as well. They started this project in 1998 and the Small Vines vineyards have become an important source for many Sonoma wineries. Selecting only their best lots from perfectly tended vines this precise cuvee marries these hand selected lots from the best vineyards together. The 2011 vintage was long and unusually cool, producing wines of great structure, depth and length. Late spring rains and winds reduced the fruit set and size of the crop. 2011 had extremely low yields-and what tiny crop remained -created intensely pure, balanced wines, with good acid and tannin structure.
Small Vines 2011 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
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Full bodied wine with a deep pomegranate color with an expansive dark cherry nose and a touch of Amaretto. On the palate the wine offers a silky texture and sexy dark notes- chocolate and cherry cola. There is a mouthwatering structure and pleasing cohesion between fruit and savory- bright red fruit, cherries on one side, a hint of tea and amaretto on the other. This gorgeous wine closes with silky tannins and a seemingly limitless finish wine finishes equally lively and complex as it started. Only 300 cases produced!
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