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Pinot Noir Selection-Pommard
Description: A vineyard selection created by old school winemakers from "suitcase" plant materials "smuggled" into California in the 1970s. Originally it was a “stand-alone” clone. Not so today. One advantage is that it can be fermented with 1/3 whole clusters, even in the Central Coast as far south as Santa Rita hills. IS THIS A CLONE FOR FLAGSHIP PINOT NOIRs?
Reviewed By Leo Winemaker
This is not a clone that works in all regions, or all terroirs within a single region. It produce wines which are too light for the national market, except in the Santa Rita Hills and Sonoma Coast. My sense is that it ripens too early, i.e. sugars are high when color is low. Yet this is a clone that should be planted if you are in a very cold clime on hillsides, just to reduce the tannin concentration.
Reviewed By Larry Enologist
"This is truly an old school clone,planted widely in the Carneros before the Phylloxera replant of the 1990s. It makes the same style of wine in the Carneros and San Luis Obispo. This clone produces lighter wines, with delicate aromas.