CERITAS Pinot Noir, Hellenthal Old Block Shop 2018 CASE x 6 Bottles - PRE-RELEASE
Red Still Wine | America | California | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Medium Bodied
Grape: Pinot Noir
“High up in the mountainous Fort-Ross Seaview appellation of the West Sonoma Coast there is little resemblance to other areas from which we make wine. Hellenthal is situated on the northern flanks of this area at 1300 feet elevation. Coastal fog winds its way up the Gualala River, bringing the influence of the Pacific right up to the feet of the vineyard. This is the oldest own-rooted Pinot Noir on the Sonoma Coast – planted in 1980 in partnership with David Hirsch, Gard Hellenthal took a leap of faith and it paid off in spades. Small berries the size of a pea give depth and concentration while retaining natural acidity.
Tasting: Deep and dark. Extraordinary pure bouquet of black cherries intermingled with oyster shell and a hint of Chinese five-spice. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins highlighted by the 50% whole cluster. Edgy and stony, with dark berry fruit and a long-extended finish filled with lifted aromatics of cherry blossom and Seville orange. Classic Hellenthal.”
THE WINE ADVOCATE Rating: 96
"Medium ruby, the 2018 Pinot Noir Hellenthal Old Shop Block comes from the Hellenthal vineyard, contiguous to the Hirsch property. The "Old Shop Block" contains the oldest self-rooted Pinot Noir vines on the Sonoma Coast. The nose is like a flower unfurling, beginning with floral perfume, segueing to tea leaves and nori and again to rhubarb and blackberry fruit. The medium-bodied palate is still tightly wound at this early stage but features loads of crunchy, spicy fruits with a gently chalky frame and long, layered and fresh finish. Drink Date: 2020 - 2030."
Terms and Conditions
Pricing - No further discounts apply. Prices include Freight, Jersey Import Duty & GST.
Ordering - This offer closes on 30th November 2020.
Delivery - Autumn 2021
Storage - Free storage until 30th April 2022 in our temperature-controlled storage facility.
Allocation Policy - Subject to availability.