2016 ALDENALLI CAMPBELL RANCH
PINOT NOIR, SONOMA COAST

At approximately 750 feet above sea level, Campbell Ranch vineyard sits right at the boundary of the marine layer in the remote coastal mountains above Annapolis, California. The marine influence ensures that the cool, coastal climate delays ripening well beyond the warmer vineyards to the east. The fifteen-year-old vines grow on sandy, low-vigor Goldridge soil, which helps reduce yields to near two tons per acre.

Since 2013, the Campbell Ranch has become a cornerstone of the AldenAlli Pinot Noir program. Coveted for its quality and transparent reflection of the Sonoma Coast AVA, we revere the elegance of this ranch. 2016 offered the perfect growing season to show the delicate yet complex nature of the terroir. Bright, red fruit with licorice, spice and forest floor make it the perfect wine for those seeking expressive subtlety.

THIS WINE IS...
Focused around subtle fruit flavors with structured tannins and lively acidity.

THIS WINE IS NOT...
Over-the-top, heavily oaked, nor over ripe.

Useful Facts

Winemaker:   Shane Finley
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Vineyards: Campbell Ranch 
Clones: 115
Harvest Date: September 10, 2016
Harvest Brix: 24.7 25.0
Barrel Aging: 14 months in 25% new French oak by Boutes and Taransaud cooper
Alcohol: 14.2%
pH: 3.61
TA: 5.8 g/L

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2016 ALDENALLI LIMERICK LANE
ZINFANDEL, SONOMA COAST

Limerick Lane is a thirty-acre estate located in the far northeastern corner of the Russian River Valley. Dan has been in love with this vineyard since first tasting the wines in the late 1980s. Since 2015, we have been lucky enough to procure just a couple of tons per year from our friends and Limerick Lane proprietors Jake and Alexis Bilbro. We believe that this is one of the finest Zinfandel vineyards in the world. The 2016 version is exemplary. Medium bodied, but with racy acidity, this Zinfandel is a Pinot Noir lover's dream. Elegance is a signature of this great vineyard, with bright red raspberry and fresh stone fruit and a clean, bright finish.

THIS WINE IS...
Layered and inviting with a myriad of nuanced flavors, balanced with a firm structure.

THIS WINE IS NOT...
“Jammy” or overly ripe

Useful Facts

Winemaker:   Shane Finley
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Vineyards: Limerick Lane
Harvest Date: September 6, 2015
Harvest Brix: 25.5
Barrel Aging: 14 months in 25% new French oak by Boutes and Rousseau coopers
Alcohol: 14.3%
pH: 3.68
TA: 6.5 g/L

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2016 ALDENALLI PINOT NOIR
SONOMA COAST

A cuveé of three distinct coastal vineyards, the 2016 AldenAlli Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir offers more than the sum of its parts. A favorably long, unhurried growing season in 2016 allowed elongated flavors to develop naturally on the vine. Our foremost goal was to create a pristine expression of Sonoma Coast elegance and this leisurely vintage.

The 2016 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is medium-bodied, offering subtle fruit flavors, bright acidity and structure that sing in intricate harmony. Inviting aromas of firm blackberry, cedar and pitted cherry are accentuated with floral notes. The nuanced palate balances bright cherry, blackberry and pluot fruits with hints of savory fennel fronds and sea mist.

THIS WINE IS...
Medium-bodied and typical of Sonoma Coast with bright acidity, subtle fruit flavors and elegant structure.

THIS WINE IS NOT...
Big, heavily oaked, nor overly ripe.

Useful Facts

Winemaker:   Shane Finley
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Vineyards: Campbell Ranch Penngrove, Sunchase
Clones: 115, 777, 828
Harvest Date: September 7th - October 1st, 2016
Harvest Brix: 24.3 - 25.4
Barrel Aging: 14 months in 20% new French oak by Boutes, Rousseau,
Taransaud, Remond & Atelier coopers
Alcohol: 14.1%
pH: 3.56
TA: 6.0 g/L

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