2011 Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains
Made wth the grapes from Fog's Edge Vineyard and Deja View Vineyard in Corralitos. An effusive, earthy aroma with hints of sun-dried currents and black cherries. Pronounced minerality and hints of cocao nibs. A long finish that includes the essence of charred red pepper.
2011 was an unusually challenging year for wine-growers in Northern California, with very cool temperatures and spring rains. Vineyard yields were very low and alcohol levels were restrained and unusually balanced.
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. The fruit was sourced from Fog's Edge Vineyard (89%) and Deja View Vineyard (11%).
Crush was followed by eight days of cold soak, at 40 degrees. Maceration lasted 14 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.
Only 50 cases produced.
||Medium Red Wine
||Santa Cruz Mountains