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THE WITHERS Pinot Noir  "English Hill" Sonoma Coast 2016  

Retail Price: $50

Value Rating: 3.6

Wine Factor: 2
Date Posted: October 24, 2018
Cases Produced: 312

Scores & Value Ratings Explained

DDWA Score: 91

Great Value

“English Hill Vineyard” is under ten miles from the Pacific, outside Occidental. Cool-climate and windy. The Withers Pinot Noir English Hill reminds me of a Santa Lucia Highlands style with its exceptional concentration and richness for a cool climate Pinot. Could be the thick skins from the wind. I get ripe, slightly liqueur-ish red cherry and raspberry flavors with bits of black tea, allspice, vanilla, rosewater, violets and pomegranate. Surprising for a 13% alcohol Pinot. Medium-bodied, creamy texture, soft tannins. Delicious to drink anytime.

Winegrowing Notes from The Withers:
The Withers Pinot Noir English Hill was aged in 15% new French oak barrels (Tonnelerie Remond). The remaining cooperage was 1-10 year old Francois Frères barrels. The wine was harvested by hand and fermented with 35% whole clusters and ambient yeasts at cool temperatures after a cold soak. We employed no fining or filtration, and racked only prior to bottling in September, 2016.

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