Pinot Noir


Pinot Noir

750 ML


Product Description

THE VINEYARDS Sourced from several vineyards on the Central Coast, this wine blends fruit from Edna Valley, Santa Rita Hills and San Luis Obispo County. VINTAGE 2014 began with a very warm, dry winter, leading to an early bud break in mid-February. A warm spring and summer combined to give us our earliest harvest ever, which is beneficial for this style of wine because of the acidity retention. Additionally, there was a lack of heat spikes during picking, resulting in a beautiful unoaked Pinot Noir. WINEMAKING The Pinot Noir grapes were hand sorted and gently destemmed to maximize whole berries. Fermented in a combination of closed tanks and open-top fermentors using specialized yeasts, the berries were kept cool and covered with carbon dioxide for carbonic maceration. This fermentation in the absence of oxygen creates the very aromatic, lifted red fruit and candy apple character in this wine. Following fermentation, the wine was racked to a stainless steel tank before stabilization and bottling. TASTING NOTES This young wine has intense fruit characteristics of red cherry, plum and wild blackberry dominating the nose, with underlying varietal attributes of briar and forest floor. The palate is full and round with bright fruit characteristics and hints of cotton candy. Exhibiting freshness and purity on the palate, this wine delivers excellent acidity and a focused finish. 2014 STAINLESS PINOT NOIR Appellation Central Coast Varietal 100% Pinot Noir Oak Treatment None Alcohol 13.9% Cases Made 4,200 Release Date April 2015


Varietal: Pinot Noir

Region: Central Coast

Region Description:

The Central Coast AVA is a large American Viticultural Area that spans from Santa Barbara County to the San Francisco Bay Area. With around 100,000 acres planted, Chardonnay accounts for more then half of the total plantings. Within this larger AVA are several smaller appellations that share the same cooling influence from the Pacific Ocean. These include Arroyo Grande Valley AVA Arroyo Seco AVA Carmel Valley AVA Chalone AVA Cienega Valley AVA Contra Costa County AVA Edna Valley AVA Hames Valley AVA Lime Kiln AVA Livermore Valley AVA Monterey AVA Monterey County AVA Pacheco Pass AVA Paicines AVA Paso Robles AVA San Antonio Valley AVA San Benito AVA San Bernabe AVA San Francisco Bay AVA San Lucas AVA San Luis Obispo County AVA San Ysidro District AVA Santa Barbara County AVA Santa Clara County AVA Santa Clara Valley AVA Santa Cruz County AVA Santa Lucia Highlands AVA Santa Maria Valley AVA Santa Ynez Valley AVA Sta. Rita Hills AVA York Mountain AVA