Wine Intro
Jolie Beauty Shot
Maggy Hawk Jolie Pinot Noir Anderson Valley
2020 Pinot Noir
Purchase Area
$70
750ml bottle
Call 707-901-9040 for availability

HARVEST NOTES

For many winemakers, the 2020 vintage was one that they’d like to forget- as the fires that plagued Northern California just before harvest either prevented the picks altogether, or the resulting wines were heavily smoke affected. Luckily, Anderson Valley was untouched by the fires and smoke, and the Maggy Hawk wines from this vintage are quite exceptional. Rainfall during the growing season was low, and yields were smaller as well, resulting in another year of bright and concentrated wines. The Maggy Hawk Pinot Noir blocks were individually hand-harvested in the early morning between September 7th and September 16th.

WINEMAKING

Our 2020 Jolie Pinot Noir is crafted from a unique selection of blocks and clones from all corners of the vineyard. Upon arriving at the winery, we separate the individual blocks and allow the grapes to cold soak for 5 days before raising the temperature and beginning fermentation. The fruit is then pressed very gently, and the free run is kept separate from the harder pressing and racked down to barrels. The wine is allowed to go through malolactic fermentation on its own before being left to age in 20% new French oak barrels for 16 months with a small portion in a new French oak 500L Puncheon. Finished unfined and unfiltered.

TASTING NOTES

Expressive, silky, and refined. Jolie is an incredible blend of crushed raspberry, black cherry, and jasmine tea with subtle cinnamon stick aromas. Bright acid on the palate lifts notes of cranberry, fresh cardamom spice and pine forest. Subtle tannins frame the wine and provide a delightfully long finish.

Wine Data
Region
Anderson Valley, Mendocino County
Vineyard
Maggy Hawk Estate
Varietal
100% Pinot Noir
Aging
16 months in French oak, 20% new and 17% in new 500L Puncheon
Block
8, 9, 11, 12 & 13
Clone
115, 777, 2A
Finishing
Finished unfined and unfiltered
Alcohol
13.5%
Production
634 cases