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McFadden Farm Potter Valley, California

McFadden Farm is certified organic vineyard! It has be owned and operated in Potter Valley, California since 1970.

I received a delightful bottle of McFadden Vineyard 2007 Pinot Noir.

Travel down a dusty county road, mushrooms, sweet cherries, chocolate, with a hint of cedar, dry with a long finish. Of all the classic grapes, pinot noir is the most difficult to make into wine. It mutates easily in the vineyard, is highly sensitive to climate changes and variations in soil composition, and is unstable during winemaking. All this makes pinot noir a riskier ( and more expensive) proposition for the winegrower, the winemaker, and the wine drinker than, say, cabernet sauvignon. However, it is precisely this enological gamble that makes pinot noir all the more fascinating and irresistible.

Winemaker’s Notes
Made from Certified (CCOF)organically grown grapes
Harvested: September 15, 2006
Sugar 23.0 Brix, TA .75 g/ml, pH 3.16
100% McFadden Vineyard, Potter Valley, Mendocino County, California
100% Pinot Noir, clones Pommard 4, Dijon 113, and Dijon 115
Wine Alcohol 13.5% TA .52 g/ml, pH 3.64
Reduced Sugar 0.10
Sufites 33ppm free, 91ppm total
991 cases bottled May 16, 2008
750 ml

I’m not a wine expert so in this review I can’t provide you with the fancy wine descriptions that this wine deserves. I can say that this is a remarkable wine and one that I wouldn’t hesitate to serve again. It was a fine accompaniment to a porterhouse; full bodied, smooth and slightly dry with a suggestion of sweetness.

Visit the McFadden Vineyard website to view their wines and learn more about the vineyard and their wine club.

I received a bottle of 2007 Pinot noir from McFadden Farm to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.


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