Halleck Vineyard

2018 Hillside Cuvée Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, CA
Availablity

7 in stock

Price:
$55.00
Availablity

7 in stock

Appearance medium ruby
Aromas black cherry, pomegrante, leather, mushroom compost/truffle, pencil shavings, white pepper
Palate bing cherry, cranberry, cardamom, English Breakfast tea, elegant body, well integrated tannins, extended finish
Food Pairing Suggestions
Pinot Noir is known to be one of the most food friendly red wines. Pair this Pinot Noir with your Thanksgiving holiday meal, especially turkey, duck and mushroom dishes. Try with wood fired pizzas, sausages, aged cheeses, and truffles.
Composition

100% Pinot Noir

Region

Sonoma Coast AVA, Sonoma, CA


Production
242 cases
Alcohol
14%
Aging Potential
Enjoy through 2030 and beyond
Winemaker Notes

Grapes were picked before sunrise, hand-sorted and de-stemmed then cold-soaked for five days before going through whole berry fermentation and receiving two punch-downs per day. Fermentation took approximately 12-16 days in an open top five-ton fermentation tank and the wine was then racked to barrels.


Aged in 30% new French Oak, 30% one-year-old French Oak and 40% older. Wine remained in barrel for ten months with one racking at five months during blending.


Tasting Events

Meet Proprietors Ross and Jennifer Halleck LIVE on SIP Virtual Wine Tasting and Education to learn their story, wine portfolio and more!


halleck vineyard team by wine barrels

Winemaker: Rick Davis

Fed by his life-long passion for all things gourmet and artistic, Rick’s epicurean and creative endeavors led to his graduate work in regional planning at University of Pennsylvania and a career as a leather artisan. However, he found the perfect balance of craftmanship, sensory experiences and life sciences in winemaking.

Within the wine industry, Rick’s desire to improve upon the processes and final product has proven very successful over 30 years. He specializes in cool climate varietals like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and has worked with many of the top producers on the Sonoma Coast. During the 2001 and 2002 vintages, Rick worked with winemaker Greg Lafollette, supervising the production of the 2001 Tandem Halleck Vineyard Pinot Noir that won the “Pinot Noir Summit” in 2002. Rick has become intimately familiar with the Halleck Vineyard Estate terroir, and in 2005, came on as Winemaker. Rick provides oversight and direction for the Halleck Vineyard winemaking, consulting Jennifer and Ross on final blends.

About the Winery
Halleck Vineyard
Halleck Vineyard was one of the first vineyards to be planted in Sebastopol, back in 1993. Through passion, hard work, and dedication this family-run business has produced the #1 Pinot Noir in the United States multiple times.
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