(The Sum)

v. 2013
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Amassed from multiple vineyard blocks and clones, the Sum balances on a tense tightrope between nerve and opulence, sweet and sour. A serious wine, the Sum bridges beautiful, bouncy Pinot fruit with the more solemn undertones of earth and fall decay, and the digital clarity of summer pop radio fades to reveal more complicated notes of cracked leaves, umeboshi plum, licorice root, and sassafras. 40% whole-cluster fermentation bolsters the wine, sustaining the tannic imprint and lingering as a sort of familiar, can’t-quite-place-it ambient noise. 71% new oak. 12.9% abv.

Blocks

ZE4, ZE5, ZE12

Clones

777, Pommard, 667

Direction

SW

Soil

Jory, Weitzel

Vine Age

7 years


Elevation

410-604 ft


Rootstock

Riparia Gloire

Trellising

VSP

Harvest Date

9.28 & 10.5 2013

Brix

22.1-22.5


Alcohol

12.9% by vol

PH

3.65

Aged

17 months French oak, 71% new; M to M+ Toast

TA

5.0 g/L

Descriptors

Autumn, elegance, power, unpretentious, refined, plaid


Culture

Postmodernism, Andy Warhol, Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

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