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2001 Tandem Halleck Vineyard Estate
2001: Our First Vineyard Designated Wine

2001 Tandem Halleck Vineyard Estate
Wine Specs
Vintage
2001
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Alcohol
14.2
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SKU: 2001TANDEM

Our first two harvests, 1999 and 2000, of vineyard fruit were purchased by winemaker, Fred Scherrer. Fred was reluctant to make a vineyard designated wine from Halleck Vineyard. He was not convinced o f the quality of the vineyard.

In 2001, we met Greg Lafollette, famed winemaker from Flowers Winery, at a school function. His children were schoolmates of our sons. We gave Greg a bottle of our 1999 Halleck Vineyard estate wine made by Fred. He called us the next morning to secure the fruit for his inaugural vintage of Tandem wines and offered to make a vineyard designated wine.

The rest is history: we won the 2002 Pinot Noir Summit, recognizing us as the #1 Pinot Noir in the US. We hired Greg to be our winemaker. He continues as a friend and valued mentor.

Tasting Notes November 2016 (as written by participants to the 2016 Harvest Party)

Color: Plum with slight ambering at edges, still clear and bright

Nose: A bit of coconut, strawberry and mineral tones

Mouthfeel: Luscious, textural

Flavor: What an aged Pinot should taste like! Rich, tobacco, earthy, still good fruit of dark cherries, but giving way to forest floor and mushroom notes. Stunning!

Wine Specs
Vintage
2001
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Alcohol
14.2