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Clos de la Tech Domaine Valeta Sunny Slope Pinot Noir 2014

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94 Points - Wine Enthusiast

Sharp aromas of stewed black plum, cocoa dust, wild mint and baked soil show on the nose of this bottling from a vineyard 2,350 feet above the ocean. The tannins are firm and tight, carrying the black-cherry, earth and mint-chocolate flavors into the finish. Drink 2022–2039.

Notes from the Winemaker

The Sunny Slope vineyard may share the same vine spacing, clones, rootstocks, farming and winemaking techniques as their other properties, but its wines are remarkably different. The hallmark of Sunny Slope is its ethereal, high-toned nose of violets, plums and cedar. This 2014 is dense, structured, tannic, mouth filling and age worthy.