Donated by a friend of aapha.org
Wine connoisseaurs, this one is for you! A hard to find bottle of wine by road31.com
Harvest Dates: Sept 20th and Sept 23rd
Oak: 33% new; (50% French, 50% Tokaji/Hungarian)
pH at bottle: 3.61
Alcohol at bottle: 13.9%
Brix at harvest: 25.1 to 25.3
Time on Oak: 11 months
TA at bottle: 5.53 g/L
Total production: 865 cases
Lucky winner will receive 1 (one) bottle (750ml) of "2019 Road 31 Pinot Noir Napa Valley". Must be 21+ to bid.
Wine: This wine has been a fun wildcard as it evolved in barrel, sometimes showing more mellow dark-fruit flavors, and other times seeming to have a red fruit zip reminiscent of some of my more-lively past vintages. But as we approached bottling, the wine settled into an elegance of vanilla and ripe fruit on the nose with an incredibly-pleasing dark-fruit weight on the palate. Slightly lower acid than previous vintages, it's still a wine designed for food, but this vintage maybe warrants a glass in the afternoon before the feast too.
"Here is a local Napa Valley Pinot Noir that makes a statement...This wine delivers its characteristic Pinot Noir nose, but carries an inimitable easy body...this Pinot ranks with many of the finest from Burgundy and Oregon?true Pinot lovers will go gaga over this wine."
--Bob Ecker, Gayot Travel Guides
Rules & Regulations:
In the condition as donated.
Cannot be returned or exchanged.
Additional shipping charges may apply based upon the location of the winner.