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2021 Pinot Noir, Black Label 750ML

2021 Pinot Noir, Black Label 750ML

Here she is, our most dramatic Pinot Noir, the Black Label. The Black Label program was forged from a single barrel in 2010 that simply insisted that we create a cuvee of our most expressive Pinot Noirs from our favorite vineyards. Since then, this wine has gone on to become a Club favorite and to garner consistently high critical praise and even a 100 point score (from Jeb Dunnuck on 2019 version). We think the 2021, being a product of a long cool vintage is right up there with the 2019.
The 2021 Black Label is particularly interesting in that the blend consists of barrels from 6 of our Pinot Noir vineyards (7 different clones). The final blend is comprised of: Fiddlestix (40%), Radian (20%), Bentrock (20%), Sanford & Benedict (7%), Rancho La Vina (7%) and La Rinconada (6%). Additionally, the outstanding 2021 vintage permitted us to utilize more whole clusters in the various lots. The 2021 Black Label is 13% whole cluster as well. Each of these characteristics increases complexity.
The 2021 Black Label was aged on its lees for 19 months in French oak barrels (40% new) and bottled unfiltered. We think it is remarkable expressive for such a dramatically scaled, well structured wine, and its silky texture and impeccable balance will yield a tremendous aging curve. Drink 2024-2036+. 

Wine Profile

Vintage 2021
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Pinot Noir
Size 750 ml