Pinot Noir 2017
Pinot Noir 2017
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SKU: B-ATW-00226

"A gentle covering of vanilla, stems and allspice rides over a fresh cherry and spiced raspberry core on the nose. The palate is supple and smooth, driven by a zesty vein of acidity. Tart red fruit remains front and center, with gentle, polished tannins lending a supportive backing."--Wine Enthusiast

Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Finger Lakes
Harvest Date
September 28, 2017
Harvest Brix: 22.4˚
6.3 g/L
Nine months in neutral French oak barrels
Bottling Date
August 22, 2018
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Wine Enthusiast
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The deep ruby red color entices you to inhale aromas of violet, spice and cherry cola. Flavors of juicy ripe cherry and cranberry meld into velvety tannins on the finish.
Vineyard Notes
After a relatively mild winter, a cool spring held back bud break and potential frost damage until May. These two factors combined to set the stage for a fruitful vintage. The growing degree days (GDDs) were close to average through June and July but dipped in August. Rainfall was above average through the growing season which increased disease pressure and crop load. However, because September and October were warmer and drier than average, the grapes had more time to mature and develop flavor. 2017 pulled off the seldom seen scenario of high-quality wine in a high yielding vintage.
Production Notes
BLEND: 100% Pinot Noir
Winemaker Notes
We destemmed 80% of the hand-picked and hand-sorted fruit while leaving 20% in whole clusters. It underwent an eight-day fermentation in open-top bins with RA-17 yeast with three times daily pigéage. The wine was then transferred to neutral French oak barrels where it aged nine months.
309 Cases
Other Notes
RELEASE DATE: April 2, 2020
Product Reviews
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Leanne Komnick
(May 11, 2020 at 12:03 PM)
This is the first time I've ordered Pinot noir from Atwater Vineyards, and was more than impressed. It has so much flavor with a hint of sweetness that's not overwhelming.