2016 Estate Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills
Our Estate Pinot Noir represents the essence of our organically farmed vineyards with grapes sourced from every block, with multiple row orientations, sun aspects and clonal selections, all of which are planted in rich clay soils. Having these unique soils, creates a fuller and deeper impression in the mouth much the way marbling in Wagyu beef produces a far more succulent dining experience.It is a classic example of Pinot Noir and is a great entry point into understanding our vineyard.
Our estate wines reflect the essence of our terroir. Derived from a selection of our small blocks, these wines express the roundness derived from our rich clay soils, while also conveying the tension derived from the maritime influences that challenge our vines every day. Blending these blocks provides us the opportunity to produce wines that are immensely drinkable now, yet will also deliver great drinking for the next 5+ years. 14 months in 25% new French oak. 20% whole-cluster fermented. 592 cases. 13.0% alcohol.
Pretty red and blue colors with aromas of bramble-berry, cinnamon, orange blossom and Holiday spice. Velvety weight, driven and structured.
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