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. Like the berries themselves, our debut release from 2011 is a tiny and elegant two barrels.


This undoubtedly unique wine shows alluring shades of garnet and vermillion. With one quick swirl a full bouquet of violets and spring flowers emerge from the glass, twisting with notes of citrus oil and fresh fennel fronds. This enticing wine lures you deeper with a lush entrance filled with blueberries, rhubarb and shiitake mushroom. This brief melee between fruit and earth resolves itself with refined tannins and mouth watering acidity. Miniscule yields for this first offering have produced a seductive young wine setting the stage for vintages to come.

*no longer available*
The 2012 vintage wil be released in Fall 2014

 
 

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:
October 2nd
UNFINED AND UNFILTERED
 


BURGHOUND,
4th Quarter, 2013, Issue 52
90 points
“A relatively deeply pitched nose features aromas of plum, anise, clove and ripe dark berry liqueur. There is fine intensity to the generously proportioned yet well-delineated medium-bodied flavors that culminate in an ever-so-mildly austere finish that delivers very fine depth and length on the well-balanced finish. Lovely stuff. ”— Allen Meadows

INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR,
May/June 2013
92 points
“Bright ruby-red. Vibrant, seductive aromas of raspberry, candied rose, anise and smoky minerals. Intense, sharply focused cherry and red berry preserve flavors are brightened by a spicy nuance, picking up a floral pastille quality with aeration. The energetic finish repeats the red berry note and lingers on a sexy floral note. Taut, graceful pinot that smoothly blends power and finesse. ” — Josh Raynolds

THE WINE ADVOCATE #206, April 2013
95 points
“The 2011 Pinot Noir Clos Platt is dazzling. Sweet, perfumed red berries and dried rose petals all waft in the glass. This is a decidedly elegant, polished wine considering it is made from the Calera clones, which tends to yield much bigger wines. A subtle, intense perfumed Pinot, the Platt is simply stunning. All the elements are nicely balanced in this harmonious, textured wine. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026. ” — Antonio Galloni


 

 

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Priority shipments will be shipped 2–3DAY Expedited. We recommend Priority shipping to minimize the risk of wine damage.

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For 3-Tier shipments to MA, please allow 7-10 business days for delivery.

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