Wine Intro
Maggy Hawk Unforgettable Pinot Noir Anderson Valley
Maggy Hawk Unforgettable Pinot Noir Anderson Valley
2019 Pinot Noir
Purchase Area
$70
750ml bottle
Call 707-901-9040 for availability

HARVEST NOTES

The 2019 vintage started somewhat abruptly, with a warm weather spike at the beginning of September that kicked harvest into high gear around the Anderson Valley. Compared to 2018, we saw a small decrease in yields overall, which helped develop the concentration in the berries and depth in the finished wines. Overall, it was a fantastic vintage with warmer temperatures and less rain than in previous years. The Maggy Hawk Pinot Noir blocks were individually hand-harvested in the early morning between September 21st and October 4th.

WINEMAKING

Our 2019 Unforgettable Pinot Noir is crafted from a unique selection of eight blocks and five clones from all corners of the Maggy Hawk 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 25% new French oak barrels for 16 months. Finished unfined and unfiltered.

TASTING NOTES

Freshness, power, and persistence. Unforgettable delivers a pronounced mix of wild bramble black and red berries balanced by hints of lilac, savory nutmeg, fig, and wet earth notes. A perfect balance of acidity and tannin play throughout the palate highlighting each unique flavor and texture and leading to a satisfying finish.

94 POINTS - EDITOR’S CHOICE

Jim Gordon, Wine Enthusiast, March 2022

Wine Data
Region
Anderson Valley, Mendocino County
Vineyard
Maggy Hawk Estate
Varietal
100% Pinot Noir
Aging
16 months in French oak, 25% new
Block
4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 15
Clone
2A, 115 & 777
Finishing
Finished unfined and unfiltered
Alcohol
14.4%
Production
302 cases