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Pinot Noir

Known for its unique ability to display specific characteristics of terroir, we are pleased to be able to offer several different Pinot Noir wines for your enjoyment. Please click on the following links for details.


Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley, 2009
Solomon Hills Vineyard
From one of Santa Barbara County’s great growing regions, the Rusack Solomon Hills Pinot Noir captures some of this region's classic characteristics. This wine contains notes of warm allspice, sour cherry, and dried cranberries, which follow through on the palate. The sweet silky tannins make for a round and approachable wine that is also age worthy.

Arriving at the winery in the early hours of the day, the small Pinot Noir berries were removed from their stems and then placed into one-ton macro bins for fermentation. Carefully tended, the grape “must” was punched down by hand twice each day to extract flavors and tannins from the skins and manage the fermentation temperature. Upon completion of fermentation, the new wine was placed into French oak barrels, 50% of which were new, for ten months of aging. Bottled in August 2010, released in 2011.
99 cases produced.

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Optimum Storage Conditions: Constant temperature, 55-58° F, darkness.

Aging Potential: To enjoy young fruit aromas, consume within 1-3 years of bottling date. For extended aging under ideal conditions, consume within 3-7 years of bottling date.

Vineyards:
100% Solomon Hills clone 667

Bottle analysis:
Alcohol: 14.2%, pH: 3.61, TA: 0.623 g/100ml

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