2009 Floodgate Block 15 Pinot Noir 1.5L
The Floodgate Vineyard is situated at the southern end of the Russian River’s Middle Reach, close to the point where the river’s broad floodplain hits the low rise of the Laguna Ridge. This location is cooler, foggier, and wetter than our Maddie’s Vineyard, which is several miles north in the Middle Reach. Here, maritime influences can be quite profound. Ocean breezes and morning fog stream through the Petaluma Gap, a break in the coastal hills, and up the Laguna Ridge.
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July, 22, 2009
August 3, 2010
NOSE: Dark chocolate, black raspberry, cherry cordial and dried leaves suggest a wine that’s brooding and muscular yet restrained.
PALATE: Full-bodied and bold, with cranberry, and pomegranate. Notes of dark chocolate give way to black raspberry, deep round tannins and a lingering finish.