2013 PINOT NOIR
Sourced from diverse vineyards located on the western edge of the
Central Coast of California, the defining characteristic is coastal influence. San Luis
Obispo County grapes from the west side of Paso Robles and pristine vineyards in
Edna Valley provide a base of dense, black fruit and spice notes. With its loamy soils
and cool maritime climate, Monterey County adds impeccable balance, layered red
berry fruit and clean minerality.
|100% Pinot Noir
||94% San Luis Obispo
||A warmer-than-average growing season
with consistently dry weather led to an early
harvest at optimal ripeness, yielding bright
and balanced fruit.
||The persistent morning fog and long, mild
growing season allowed the fruit longer
hang time, resulting in excellent color
extraction and bright acidity.
Picked by hand in the cool of the coastal night, these grapes
were hand-sorted before being destemmed with a high percentage of whole berries
into stainless steel open-top fermentors. After a short cold soak, the fermentation
took place with peak temperatures of 82° F to retain fresh fruit aromatics. The wine
was then carefully transferred to French oak barriques where it aged for 8 months
prior to bottling.
THE FLAVOR PROFILE
A dazzling bouquet of juicy red cherry and ripe strawberry
fruit woven amongst touches of dried rose petal and ground nutmeg rise from the
glass. Brilliant acidity and impeccable balance characterize the full, ripe palate, filled
with flavors of supple red raspberry and cherry pie filling, lingering through the
velvety finish and accented by hints of briar, cinnamon stick and brown sugar.
2013 PINOT NOIR
VARIETAL - 100% Pinot Noir
APPELLATION - 94% San Luis Obispo & 6% Monterey Counties
ALCOHOL - 13.8%
RELEASE DATE - January 2015
SRP - $24