In honor of Lew Platt we are grateful to have the opportunity to work with proprietor Joan Platt, viticulturist Daniel Roberts, and the fruit from this rugged vineyard above the Sonoma coastline. The two-acre block nestled within a clos yields petite clusters full of finesse and exuberance. Organic farming and precision viticulture set the stage for this unique wine. Following suit from the previous year, the 2013 vintage of Clos Platt Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is hitting its stride. Ample hang time allowed complex flavor development, and we fermented this wine with 16% whole cluster inclusion.

The 2013 Clos Platt Pinot Noir is a pure expression of western Sonoma Coast fruit, with intensity and a rich ruby core. Well-ripened blackberry and raspberry begin aromatically but quickly give way to dried fig and orange marmalade. Rose petal floral notes follow on the heels of the fruit, and the nose and palate are in harmony. Once imbibed, further musing uncovers hints of clove and freshly turned earth. Poised for a decade of cellaring.

Current Release: Fall 2015

 

GROWERS:
Joan Platt
APPELLATION:
Sonoma Coast
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION:
Bodega
VARIETAL:
Pinot Noir
SELECTION:
Calera
VINEYARD AGE:
Planted in 2007
SOIL TYPE:
Goldridge, Sandy Loam, Sandy Clay Loam
HARVEST DATE:
September 13th
UNFINED AND UNFILTERED

 

VINOUS MEDIA, January 2015
(91–93 points) *barrel sample*
“Silky, floral and perfumed, the 2013 Pinot Noir Clos Platt impresses for its balance and overall nuance. Crushed flowers, rose petals, mint and sweet red cherries are woven together in a super-expressive, finessed Pinot Noir long on class.” — Antonio Galloni

 
 

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