An old phrase you might hear around the winery is “rack to bottling” – which means get the wine ready for bottling by racking it to a tank.
Yesterday I racked the 2012 Passaggio UNMARKED Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir to tank. These grapes came from the Petaluma Gap area of the Sonoma Coast. The Sonoma Coast extends from San Pablo Bay to Mendocino County. The Petaluma Gap area extends from the Pacific Ocean to San Pablo Bay. This area produces some of the best Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah. Wind and fog are its trademark and the word “Gap” got its name from the actual gap in the mountain that stretches from the Pacific to the town of Petaluma. The early morning fog, intense heat in the afternoon, and very cool evenings are a great growing climate for Pinot Noir.
The 2012 Passaggio UNMARKED Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir ready for bottling on August 16th, 2013.
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- Shine On, Sonoma Coast (courtneycochran.com)