For this, the second release of Foster's Reserve Pinot Noir, winemaker Ken Foster selected Dijon clone 667 from the top of the hills at Mahoney Ranch and paired it with a mix of clones from Las Brisas Vineyard, with a focus on the Swan and Carneros Creek Selections.
The wine spent 20 months aging in 50% new French oak, mostly from the small Burgundian coopers Tremeaux and Rousseau.The resulting wine is gorgeous, leaning toward an elegant, red-fruited style rather than the typical Californian profile of dark ripe berries. The oak is likewise subtle in character, with a lighter toast profile that accentuates rather than masks the fruit, while adding length and texture to the palate. Packaged in heavy glass and sealed with antique-gold wax.
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Winemaker: Ken Foster
Vineyard(s): Las Brisas & Mahoney Ranch
Harvest Dates: September 7 - October 1, 2018
Closure: Nomacorc Reserva 47mm
Cases Produced: 85
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