2014 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

This bottling is comprised of 100% estate pinot noir from three vineyards within the AVA. 3D, Machado and Acin all contribute to the wine.

VINEYARD

This blend is comprised of 3D, Acin and Machado vineyards:

3D The primary emphasis is chardonnay, but there is a smaller field of pinot noir planted to traditional dijionaise clones Swan, Pommard and 667.

MACHADO 15 acre parcel on the Machado family land is located adjacent to Clos Pepe and immediately behind the Kessler-Haak vineyard. The site is marked by a gorgeous rolling terrain with sandy clay loam soils.

ACIN 2 1/2 acres of pinot noir is planted of clone 828.

CRAFT

Only neutral Sirugue barrels are used for 12-18mos. We strive for whole cluster fermentation. We farm with a focus of ripening the stems alongside the fruit, allowing the cluster to be in harmony. Working with the stems allows for wines that are structured, earthy and balanced with our beautiful SRH fruit. We often use the analogy of roasting fish or meat on the bone, the bone offers complex flavors very different than taking it off of the bone to cook it.

CELLARING

All of the single vineyard wines are produced with the intention of aging and cellaring for at least 10 years and can easily be enjoyed after 15 years.

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AROMA
Pomegranate, White Tea, Raspberry

FLAVOR
Dried Fig, White Truffle, Ripe Cherry

TEXTURE
Rooibos Tea, Savory

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