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Westwood Annadel Gap Vineyard

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The estate is comprised of 22.7 planted acres, precisely defined by 27 blocks and sub blocks. The site is planted to Pinot Noir (13.1 acres), Syrah (4.6 acres), Grenache (1.68 acres), Mourvedre (1.6 acres), Counoise (0.72 acres), Tannat (0.49 acres), Roussanne (0.17 acres) and Viognier (0.12 acres). The 13.1 acres of Pinot Noir are dedicated to diverse and rare Pinot Noir clones — Dijon Clones 115, 667, 777, andWESTWOOD ESTATE is a dream manifested by a group of lifelong friends driven by site, potential and pure deliciousness. We have a singular mission of growing and crafting world-class Burgundian and Rhone varietal wines. In 2001, Westwood identified a unique vineyard site in the northeastern end of the Sonoma Valley AVA and began development of the Annadel Gap Estate vineyard in 2002. The magic of our site is captured in the narrow wind channel between Annadel Peak and Hood Mountain, resulting in cool climate inspired wines.

The estate is comprised of 22.7 planted acres, precisely defined by 27 blocks and sub blocks. The site is planted to Pinot Noir (13.1 acres), Syrah (4.6 acres), Grenache (1.68 acres), Mourvedre (1.6 acres), Counoise (0.72 acres), Tannat (0.49 acres), Roussanne (0.17 acres) and Viognier (0.12 acres). The 13.1 acres of Pinot Noir are dedicated to diverse and rare Pinot Noir clones — Dijon Clones 115, 667, 777, and 943; Heritage/Field Selections Pommard, Mt. Eden, Calera, Chambertin and Martini. We planted Syrah with diversity in mind as well — 100, 174, 877 and Tablas Creek.

Our winegrowing goal each vintage is to preserve the unique expression and diversity of our site. The backbone of our winemaking program lies in our Estate Pinot Noir, Estate Syrah and our proprietary red blends - Elevation and Legend. Additionally, our winemaker will craft 4-8 barrels of clonal or field selection estate Pinot Noirs and single-varietal Rhone offerings which showcase the best of the vintage and vineyard each year. Put together, these wines tell the complete story of Westwood Estate.

We strive to cultivate our Estate Annadel Gap Vineyard under the highest agricultural standards. We farm our estate guided by organic, biodynamic and sustainable practices.

 
 
     

ESTATE PINOT NOIR

 

ESTATE PINOT NOIR

 

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VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 100% Pinot Noir

CLONES : Dijon 115, 777, 843; Pommard, Chambertin, Martini, Mt. Eden and Calera

ROOTSTOCK: 101-14

YEAR PLANTED: 2002-2009

FERMENTATION: Native

FINING/FILTERING: Gentle fining, bottled unfiltered

AVERAGE PRODUCTION: 1000

PH: 3.65 I

TA: 5.6 g/L

RS: 0.1 g/L I

ABV: 13.9%

WINEMAKER NOTES: As the foundation of our Pinot Noir program, the Estate Pinot will strive to achieve a balance of bright fruit, balanced acidity and gentle tannins. Each vintage will see a different blend of clonal components in order to achieve this profile.

AROMATICS: Hints of black cherry and spice, cola, vanilla, raspberry and leather.

FLAVORS: The palate matches the nose with tastes of black cherry, spice, and raspberry accented in a layer of smokey vanilla. Seamless and complete and an elegant, persistent finish.

   
 
 
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