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2019 Darling Azaya Vineyard Petaluma Gap Marin County Pinot Noir

12.5% alc., 100 cases, $48. Released November 1, 2020. This certified organic vineyard was planted in 2006 at 420 feet above sea level. in Blucher loam. Double sorted, vineyard and winery. 75% whole cluster. Combination of gentle pump-overs, foot treading and punchdowns. Native primary fermentation, native MLF and aged 10 months in neutral oak. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Lovely, deep aroma of dark cherries with whole cluster undertones. Midweight in character, infused with spirited acidity, and framed by moderate tannins, this wine delivers an expansive mid palate of cherry goodness, finishing with some length and spirit. There is a noticeable stamp of tobacco, presumably from stem tannins. Score: 91. Reviewed March 21, 2021 ARTICLE »

2019 Darling Grand Vent Vineyard Petaluma Gap Pinot Noir

12.6% alc., 100 cases, $60. Released February 1, 2021. This vineyard, which is exposed to dense marine fog and relentless wind making it a challenging cool-climate site to farm. It was planted in 2000 at 270 feet elevation. Soil is Steinbeck loam. Hand farming is organic. 100% whole cluster, native yeast primary fermentation, native MLF, aged 10 months in neutral oak. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. The nose is imbued with whole cluster imprint, offering aromas of cherry, exotic spices, burnt tobacco, rose petal and a touch of barnyard. Light to mid-weight in style, offering flavors of cherry, raspberry and boysenberry with a burnt tobacco-ash stamp that threatens to obscure the wine’s nuances. Unchanged when tasted the following day from a previously opened bottle. Score: 90. Reviewed March 21, 2021 ARTICLE »

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