2017 Appassionata Andante Pinot Noir

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2017 Appassionata Andante Pinot Noir
2017 Appassionata Andante Pinot Noir

Inspired by the three movements of Beethoven’s ground-breaking “Appassionata” Piano Sonata, there are threeAppassionata Pinot Noirs, released at different tempos.

The second movement, Andante (gently, unhurried), is heldlonger in our cellar after bottling and released five years after the vintage. Made with the same patience and restraint,this bottling is selected to emphasize elegance and refinement, a style reflected in Beethoven’s own performancedirection for this movement: “Piano e Dolce” (softly and sweetly). The 2017 Andante exhibits great aromatic andtextural finesse, with delicately pretty fruit and a silky, harmonious texture. The hint of extract sweetness that emergeson the finish is exactly what we are looking for as a Pinot Noir matures.

Production notes

100% destemmed; native yeast fermentation; unforced malolactic; matured 20 months in French oak barriques (25% new); no fining or filtration.

VarietalPinot Noir
AppellationDundee Hills
VineyardAbbey Ridge Vineyard
Volume750 ml
Cases Produced455
Rating: 94 points, Editors’ Choice - Wine Enthusiast
The Andante is a stroll through a Vienna café filled with aromas of cappuccinos and croissants lightly touched with butter and raspberry jam. This café also has flowers, with notes of gardenia
and jasmine filling the air. Cherry and cranberry flavors, with traces of orange peel and nutmeg, are a happy bonus. - Wine Enthusiast, April 2023
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