2012 Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir
Made wth fruit from Regan Vineyards (62%) and Veranda Vineyard (38%) in Corralitos. Aromas of strawberry and boysenberry with a hint of anise. An expressive, smooth, medium-bodied Pinot with notes of red currant, dark chocolate, vanilla and cayenne pepper.
The Pinot noir of Corralitos, at the southern end of the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation overlooking the Pacific, is known for intense flavors, slow ripening, and well integrated minerality.
Crush was followed by six days of cold soak, at 40 degrees. Maceration lasted 12 days. We did a light pressing with a hand-
operated basket press.
The wine was aged in French oak barrels for 15 months, and released at 4 years. It is unfiltered.
This wine is expressive, with gorgeous aromas, and smooth tanins.
200 cases produced
Harvested Oct. 4 through 10
Titratable acidity 0.59 g/100ml
Residual sugar 0.06%.