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Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Santa Maria Valley
2014

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Our 2014 Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir offers what we consider the hallmarks of our AVA: balance, complexity and the ever-present "Santa Maria spice". We prize the complex combination of fruit, earth and spice, the qualities which made us fall in love with this region. When compared to our single vineyard offerings, this wine is less tightly wound, offering early enjoyment without lacking the bones to age.

Reviews

Wine Enthusiast: Best of the Year 2016
“Tart cranberry, wild thyme, olive and Indian spices show on the nose of this appellation blend, a great representation of the cool-climate styles this winery is known for. Kalamata olive and Mediterranean spices arise on the palate, with baked fig, orange rinds, preserved lemon and chaparral combining for a tagine-like expression.”
- Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast, December 2016

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Specifics

Vineyards:
90% Presqu'ile Vineyard, 10% Bien Nacido Vineyard
Harvest:
August 16- August 28, 2014
Composition:
Clones 777, 667, 115, Pommard, Mt. Eden
Aging:
18 months in French oak, 40% new
pH:
3.32-3.68
Total Acidity:
5.7 g/L - 6.9 g/L
Alcohol %:
12.9

More about this wine

Winemaker Notes
100% Pinot Noir, 47% whole cluster
Purchase
$42.00
/ 750ml
SKU: 14SMVPN
Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley 2014