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Mon Frère
2022 Pinot Noir
Grape VarietiesPinot Noir
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  • 91 Points
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Production areaThis wine is a blend of Coastal vineyards, including Sonoma and Mendocino Counties as well as the Cool Delta regions of Lodi. The essence is Coastal. A full spectrum of Pinot Noir clones are represented in this wine.
BackgroundFrench for my brother, Mon Frere is a tribute to those special friends who feel like family. Mon Frere Winery champions the very best in quality wine making and exceptional value from California.
VinificationGrapes are harvested in early September. All of the fruit is hand-sorted and fully destemmed with no crushing. Cold soaks (4-5 days), warm fermentations (85-90 degree range), and minimal punch downs. Total skin contact ranges from 11-18 days, with wine put to barrel on the lees for malolactic fermentation. Racking is minimal, with only one base blend to allow the new wine to "marry/' in the barrel before bottling. Native yeast is used on small lots using cultured burgundy isolates. Aged 8 months in 100% French oak (25% new oak).
ColorBrilliant deep ruby-garnet.
NoseEnticing aromas of cherry, raspberry, pomegranate and plum with faint violet surrounded by subtle spice from integrated French oak aging.
PalateOn the palate, the acidity is refreshing and balanced with luscious tannins and plush ilky weight with a soft silky mouth feel. The finish is long and invites another sip.
AnalysisAlcohol: 14.5 %pH: 3.68RS: 3 g/LTA: 5.6 g/L
Serving SuggestionsEnjoy with grilled and roasted meats such as Iamb, pork or chicken and dishes made with light sauces. A great match with medium aged cheeses.