Ceritas Hellenthal Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016 - Kona Wine Market
Ceritas Hellenthal Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
SKU: 210000012834

Ceritas Hellenthal Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

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Category Red Wine
Region California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast
Brand Ceritas
This site captivates us for several reasons. The soil is comprised of a mixture of fractured sandstone and highly decomposed sandstone soils, which provide ideal grounds for Pinot Noir. Second, these dry-farmed vines are home to own-rooted Calera clone - the only own-rooted vines that Ceritas farms- which allows a direct translation from the soil to the vine. Most importantly, the wine bears forth-great earth concentration, bright red fruit, and lingering tannins.
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One of the stars in this range, the 2016 Pinot Noir Hellenthal Vineyard Old Block Shop is simply magnificent. A rush of dark red/purplish fruit makes a strong opening statement. Rich, pliant and enveloping, the 2016 captivates all the senses with its statuesque beauty. Power and finesse are seldom this well balanced in wine. At this stage, the 2016 stands out for its remarkable textural depth and nearly seamless feel.

Antonio Galloni, July 2018