Eden Rift

2018 Palmtag Pinot Noir

2018 Palmtag Pinot Noir

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$78.00
/ 750ml
SKU: ER18PALMTAG


Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Palmtag Pinot Noir is Eden Rift’s first ever single block Pinot Noir.   Named after the second owner of the estate, William Palmtag who purchased Eden Rift in 1883 and named it Palmtag Mountain Vineyards.  Palmtag is the only Mount Eden Clone we have on property and the small clusters/yields create a precise elegance and fruit profile in the wine.The Palmtag Block is a middle ground between Eden Rift’s flat and terraced blocks. The Mount Eden clone is usually the first to finish fruit set and has an abundance of small clusters. We thin the fruit in this West-East facing block in early May, which allows for even veraison. The resultant yields are very small, resulting in a precise, elegant fruit profile.
Production Notes
This bottling features 35% whole cluster and was aged in French oak barrels for fourteen months.  240 cases produced.
Winemaker Notes
“The wine has a silky smooth texture with red and blue tones in the bouquet. Aromas of rose buds, raspberry, and chalky clay exude from the glass. These notes stay true on the palate as flavors of Bing cherry, earth, cherry pit and oak carry through.
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Cienega Valley
Vineyard Designation
Palmtag, Block P, Eden Rift Vineyards
Harvest Date
September 25, 2018
pH
3.25
Bottling Date
February 11, 2020
Residual Sugar
<0.1 g/L
Alcohol %
13.9
Robert Parker
93
James Suckling
97
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Cienega Valley
Alcohol %
13.9
Robert Parker
93
James Suckling
97