2006 The Nth Degree Pinot Noir

2006 The Nth Degree Pinot Noir

This Pinot Noir has a smooth and elegant mouthfeel, with flavors of raspberry and black cherry complemented by nuances of earth, vanilla, spice and toasted oak.

  • Vintage: 2006
  • Appellation: 95% Arroyo Seco, Monterey, 5% Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay
  • Winemaker: Karl D. Wente
  • Alcohol: 14.67%
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Vineyard:

The Pinot Noir was grown in the Riva, Doud, and Reliz Creek vineyard blocks. The Barbera was grown in the Smith block.

Fermentaion:

The Pinot Noir was fermented in three separate lots prior to being oak aged; one lot was fermented in one ton bins, while two lots were fermented in stainless steel tanks. The Barbera was fermented in two separate lots; half was fermented in stainless steel while the other half was fermented in one ton bins.

Aging:

The Pinot Noir was aged for 16 months in a combination of French, Eastern European, and neutral oak. Half of the Barbera was aged in stainless steel tank, while the other half was aged in American and neutral oak for 3 months prior to bottling.

2006 The Nth Degree Pinot Noir