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Capiaux 'Starscape' Pinot Noir 2021
$64.00$47.95
Vinous Media 96
"The 2021 Pinot Noir Starscape is one of the most potent, virile wines in the range. These old vines planted in the 1960s with the wide row spacing typical of the era yields a decidedly potent, muscular Pinot. Most of the 2021s here are quite refined, but the Starscape is all about power and structural intensity. Dark blue/purplish fruit, lavender, graphite mocha and spice linger on the finish. This is a dazzling effort ... read more
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Shelf Location — 83c
Size:750mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol:13.9%
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#56748
Location at store:83c
Item Description
Vinous Media 96
"The 2021 Pinot Noir Starscape is one of the most potent, virile wines in the range. These old vines planted in the 1960s with the wide row spacing typical of the era yields a decidedly potent, muscular Pinot. Most of the 2021s here are quite refined, but the Starscape is all about power and structural intensity. Dark blue/purplish fruit, lavender, graphite mocha and spice linger on the finish. This is a dazzling effort from Sean Capiaux. -- Antonio Galloni"

The Wine
Starscape Vineyard is located in the Northern part of Russian River Valley bordering Mark West Creek within the unofficial sub-region known as Middle Reach. Planted in 1971, these old Martini clone vines are among the oldest known Pinot Noir in Russian River. The effects of annual flooding mark these craggy, thick 47-year old vines yielding less than a ton an acre. Im so pleased with the unique character and striking quality this old vineyard delivers.

Starscape renders a dark, rich, impenetrable ruby core. The rich color gives way to aromas of dark cherry, crushed Fall forest leaves and clove. Black tea, blueberries and pomegranate with nicely integrated mid-palate green tea tannins. A lasting finish begs for food like duck pate.

Appellation: Russian River Valley, Sonoma
Vineyard: 100% Starscape (West Block)
Chemistry: 3.50 pH, 0.67 TA, 14.6% Alc.
New Oak: 35%
Release date: September 1st, 2017
Production: 160 cases

The Estate
Pinot Noir has always been recognized as one of the noblest red wines, and also one of the most difficult varieties to produce. It has many faces and expressions, from light and fruity to dark and earthy. It is these nuances and qualities that excite us to continually pursue the Holy Grail of Pinot Noir. Sean Capiaux founded Capiaux Cellars in 1994, Capiaux cellars is dedicated to producing single vineyard bottlings of Pinot Noir. The philosophy is to produce wines that express the unique location from which they came, a sense of place or distinctive quality that sets them apart. Therefore, only high quality, low yielding, select clonal grapes are used, from unique viticultural areas.

The winemaking style is a blend of classic and contemporary, utilizing cutting edge fermentation equipment paired with natural hands on winemaking, our emphasis is on balance All the wines are naturally fermented and unfined and unfiltered to preserve their innate flavors and aromas. Minimal amounts of new oak are used, usually 33%.

Capiaux Cellars specializes in small lots of vineyard designated Pinot Noir from California.

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic
About Capiaux Cellars
Pinot Noir has always been recognized as one of the noblest red wines, and also one of the most difficult varieties to produce. It has many faces and expressions, from light and fruity to dark and earthy. It is these nuances and qualities that excite us to continually pursue the "Holy Grail" of Pinot Noir. Sean Capiaux founded Capiaux Cellars in 1994, Capiaux cellars is dedicated to producing single vineyard bottlings of Pinot Noir. The philosophy is to produce wines that express the unique location from which they came, a sense of place or distinctive quality that sets them apart. Therefore, only high quality, low yielding, select clonal grapes are used, from unique viticultural areas.

The winemaking style is a blend of classic and contemporary, utilizing cutting edge fermentation equipment paired with natural hands on winemaking, our emphasis is on balance All the wines are naturally fermented and unfined and unfiltered to preserve their innate flavors and aromas. Minimal amounts of new oak are used, usually 33%.

Capiaux Cellars specializes in small lots of vineyard designated Pinot Noir from California
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