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Bloom’s Field Pinot Noir
The 2014 Bloom’s Field Pinot Noir comes from a 7 ½ acre parcel of iron-laden clay loam over shale at the western edge of the Domaine. Bloom’s Field faces gently to the south with a clear view west to the Pacific Ocean and is therefore unprotected from the marine influences of wind and fog. These environmental pressures have a profound impact on the growth of the vines, the morphology of the clusters and the textures, flavors and aromas of the wine. At Bloom’s Field, unusually small clusters and berries produce a Pinot Noir of concentration while the constant cooling winds preserve high levels of natural acidity imbuing the wine with energy. Aromas of fresh crushed raspberry, geraniums and undersbrush are matched with flavors of cracked peppercorns and hints of salt and nori. Bloom’s Field is always fermented 100% whole bunches and aged for 16 months in 100% new Ermitage barrels. This wine will live a decade or longer and will continue to gain in complexity and sleekness.
1,020 cases bottled. 100% whole bunches. 12.5% alcohol.