2016 UNUM, Estate Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills
This is our fourth bottling of UNUM, which is sourced from our oldest vines and encompasses only two acres of Dijonnaise Pinot Noir Clone 667. Planted in 2006, this block enjoys a beautiful south sun-facing orientation on thick, dense clay, creating fruit that always over-achieves qualitatively. We attribute the wine’s luxuriousness and roundness to its denser and richer soils much like the way marbling in Rib-Eye steak increases the meat’s flavor and generosity versus less fatty and flavorful cuts of meat. The wine weighs more in the palate and is both broader and longer in its finish. This extra architecture offers more concentration allowing the wine to be enjoyed now with more complex Pinot Noir friendly dishes while also assuring its age worthiness beyond 5+ years.14 months in 33% new French oak. 20% whole- cluster fermented. 463 cases. 13.5% alcohol.
A classic UNUM in aromas and palate. Dark red color with intoxicating aromas of bramble-berry red and blue fruits, baking spices, geraniums and white tropical flowers. Generous, juicy and fleshy on the palate ending deliciously and wanting more.
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