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2017 Reichwage Sonoma Coast Rosé of Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., 70 cases, $22. Released May 1, 2018. Whole cluster pressed after foot treading in the bin. Aged 6 months on the lees in neutral oak barrels. · Delicate salmon color in the glass. Welcoming aromas of strawberry, peach and dried herbs hold up over time in the glass. Equally appealing on the palate, with bright flavors of peach, strawberry, red cherry, kiwi and blood orange The finish is clean, dry and thirst quenching. Chill out with this beauty this summer. Score: 90. Reviewed August 24, 2018 ARTICLE »

2016 Reichwage Winery Twin Hills Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.6% alc., 200 cases, $N/A. Unreleased. Vineyard is located in Western Sonoma County and is organically farmed by owner Max Reichwage who also sells about 50% of the vineyard’s production to Littorai (since 2015). 15% whole cluster, native fermentation. Aged 18 months in 20% new Francois Frères 3-year air-dried medium toast French oak barrels. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Restrained aromas of purple berries and plum sauce pick up intensity over time in the glass. Very enjoyable and giving mid weight flavors of boysenberry and purple grape with the right touch of spicy oak in the background . The plush, fine-grained texture is particularly appealing as is the finish that displays some persistence. Still stellar when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 91. Reviewed August 24, 2018 ARTICLE »

2016 Reichwage Winery Sonoma Coast Rosé of Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $24. After foot stomping, the grapes were whole cluster pressed. The juice was fermented with native yeasts in used French oak barrels and allowed to age on the lees for 6 months. · Light apricot color in the glass. Absolutely wonderful nose offering aromas of nectarine, strawberry, Rainier cherry and melon. Very accommodating, with fresh flavors of white nectarine, apricot, apple and cantaloupe. A bit of tannin adds texture and the lip-smacking finish shows good tenacity. Score: 91. Reviewed August 6, 2017 ARTICLE »

2015 Reichwage Winery Twin Hills Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.6% alc., $48. Produced and bottled by Reichwage Winery, Sebastopol, CA.. Grapes were fermented with native yeasts, 15% whole cluster, aged 18 months in French oak barrels, 12% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Dark garnet color in the glass. The nose is primary even when sampled from a previously opened bottle the following day. Much more expressive on the palate yet still reserved, with a mid weight plus core of sweet cherry and blackberry fruits that are somewhat sappy. Earthy and savory, with substantial tannins, a spring in its step, and a generous, intenselyfruity finish. This wine needs more time in the bottle to rouse itself. Score: 90-91. Reviewed August 6, 2017 ARTICLE »



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