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2016 Wrath Pinot Noir, Tondré Grapefield Image
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Santa Lucia Highlands
Aging
100% French oak, 20% new
Residual Sugar
Dry
Alcohol %
14.4
Stephen Tanzer's
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2016 Wrath Pinot Noir, Tondré Grapefield

Our densest wine combines plum, wild berries, porcini mushroom and spiced cola to form a decadent Pinot Noir.

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SKU: 16Tondre

Wrath’s previous vintages of Tondré Grapefield Pinot Noirs have shared a distinctive quality that comes from the terroir of this outstanding vineyard. The 2016 pairs that quality with rich fruit in a blend of Pommard 4, 115 and 777 clones. The finished product combines dried plum, wild berries, porcini mushroom and spiced cola to form a decadent and dense Pinot Noir that is able to remain nimble due to its expressive acidity and s0fter tannins.

Wine Profile
Awards
91pts Vinous/Tanzer
Vineyard Notes
Father Tondré and son Joe Alarid, both steeped in California’s agricultural history, founded Tondré Wines with the vision to produce a limited production, world-class Pinot Noir from their vineyard, Tondré Grapefield. Tondré Grapefield was planted in 1997 on six and half acres in the heart of the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation. It now has seven blocks for an accumulation of one hundred acres dedicated to Pinot Noir grape vines. Tondré Grapefield earned its Sustainable Certification (SIP) in 2015.
Production Notes
Equal parts Pommard 4, 115 and 777 clones ... Hand harvested and hand sorted, the grapes are cold soaked for three days before inoculation. Clonal lots are kept separated in small open-top bins during fermentation and 20% percent of the bins go through whole cluster fermentation. Close monitoring ensures that production stages are implemented at optimal periods. The young wine is racked into an assortment of barrels, only French oak/ 20% new, from various tonnelleries for added complexity. This wine was barrel aged for 10 months before filtering, bottling and laying down for another 12 months of bottle aging before release.
Production
282 cases