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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, RESERVE, Sta. Rita Hills, 2009
Santa Rita Hills (Sta. Rita Hills AVA) has quickly become a Santa Barbara County favorite location for Pinot Noir vineyards. Our Pinot Noir Reserve is a classic example of the ultra premium quality that this area can produce. The wine has seductive aroma qualities of bright red cherries, red raspberries and cola. The flavors of black cherry, cinnamon, combined with velvety tannins complete this elegant offering.

The grapes for our Reserve bottling of Pinot Noir hail from Fiddlestix Vineyard on the western edge and Rio Vista Vineyard on the eastern edge of the south side of the Santa Ynez River. Upon delivery to the winery, the grapes were gently de-stemmed, the cold soaked before the onset of fermentation. The fermenting must was then punched down by hand twice each day. The new wine was then aged in a mixture of new (33%) and older French oak barrels for 10 months prior to being bottled without filtration. Only 318 cases of the Reserve Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills was produced.

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800% Fiddlestix, 20% Rio Vista

Bottle analysis:
Alcohol 14.3%, pH 3.55, TA .608 g/100ml

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