$42.00 / btl
  • Vintage
    2012
  • Varietal
    Pinot Noir
  • Barrel Aging
    14+ Months, bottled December, 2012
  • Cooperage
    25% new French oak barrels. 75% 1 to 6 year old barrels
  • Production
    432

2011 Pinot Noir - Santa Lucia Highlands

 

Harvested September 24th – September 30th, 2010 24.8 ~brix (average) at harvest

 

41% Tondre’ Vineyard
28% Leavens Vineyard
21% Fairview Road Ranch Vineyard
7% Sierra Mar Vineyard
3% Rosella’s Vineyard

  • 2.96 tons from Tondre’, 1.93 tons from Leavens, and 0.92 tons from Fairview were hand-picked, de-stemmed, and fermented separately in small vats. The lots were stirred gently a couple of times over the winter, but were otherwise left unracked until final blending and bottling. The final 10% was added at blending.
  • The resulting assemblage was bottled without fining or filtration.
  • The fruit from Tondre, Sierra Mar, and Rosella’s Vineyard is certified sustainably farmed.

The 2010 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir leads with aromas of ripe cherries, baking spices, and mint. Medium-full bodied on the palate, yet showing bright acidity, the flavor profile moves toward fresh strawberries, caramel, with a touch of black pepper and licorice on the finish. Overall, the balance and presentation of the wine represents a fine hybrid of the California and Burgundian styles.