The Withers Pinot Noir English Hill 2016
“English Hill” Sonoma Coast 2016

The Withers Pinot Noir English Hill 2016

“English Hill” Sonoma Coast 2016
The Withers Pinot English Hill
Retail Price: $50
DDWA Score: 91
Value Rating: 3.6
Great Value
Wine Factor: 2
Date Posted: December 3, 2021
Cases Produced: 312
Where to Buy:
The Withers Winery

“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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