Noir, RESERVE, Sta. Rita Hills, 2009
Santa Rita Hills (Sta. Rita Hills AVA) has quickly
become a Santa Barbara County favorite location
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
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
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
Alcohol 14.3%, pH 3.55, TA .608 g/100ml
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