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2013 Chasseur Freestone Station Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Harvest Date
September 22nd
Sugar
24.8 degree brix
Acid
6.7 g/L
pH
3.47
Aging
Seventeen months in 60 gallon French oak barrels: 50% new; 100% from Tonnellerie Sirugue
Fermentation
100% Malolactic
Bottling Date
December 12, 2014
Alcohol %
14.1

2013 Chasseur Freestone Station Pinot Noir

"... dark you’ll be surprised you’re drinking a Pinot."

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Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Russian River Valley Cleary Vineyard Dijon Clone: 113,114,115, 667
Production Notes
98 Cases Produced
Winemaker Notes
Dense garnet in the glass – so dark you’ll be surprised you’re drinking a Pinot. The nose greets you with a complex medley of vanilla, sandalwood, stone fruit and minerals. The complexities don’t stop there; in the mouth the wine is supported by a backbone of bright acidity and offers up a chocolate covered cherry center surrounded by smoke and a finish lingering with a hint of mushrooms.
Vintage Notes
Another bumper crop but not quite as large as the previous. Grower anticipation had this year’s vines in perfect vine vigor/fruit balance. All phases of the growing season were strait forward and uneventful to the point of boring but boring winegrowing equates to excellent wine. Harvests in recent years are becoming more compact; this one lasted just 30 days. This would normally create overload difficulties in the winery but since Chasseur production has been decreasing significantly every grape received full attention. The resulting wines are stylistically the antithesis of the 2012’s, which were tightly wound early on and needed time to open up. The 2013’s are very forward, open, aromatic, flavorful and ready to drink.