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Santa Barbara County

2015 Pinot Noir

The fruit comes from our Burning Creek vineyard. The vineyard is located adjacent to our Lafond vineyard in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, an appellation known internationally for exceptional Pinot Noir.

The Santa Rita Hills valley runs east-west leading to the Pacific Ocean. In early afternoon, cool breezes blow up the valley followed by evening fog which lingers until mid-morning.

This creates the southernmost Region 1 climate zone in the northern hemisphere, which has one of the longest growing seasons in the world, conditions that are ideal for producing quality, fruit-driven Pinot Noir.

Exhibiting flavors and aromas of black cherry, strawberry, violets and black tea, this wine is the perfect red for light lunches on the patio, lazy afternoons picnicking in the shade or an evening of hors d’oeuvres and aperitiffs at the bistro.

Winemaker's comments: Primarly from our youngest vines. This fruit forward wine is accessible to drink now. Eight clones grown in 3 different soil types produce a wine of complexity and diversity.

2015 Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 17.00


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HARVEST
Aug. 25-SEPT. 17, 2015

Sugar: 24.1-25.3 Brix

VINEYARDS
96% Burning Creek
Santa Rita Hills
4% Lafond
Santa Rita Hills

WINE
74 130gal. Puncheons 10%new
Total Acid: .71
pH: 3.32
Alcohol: 14.3%
Sugar: Dry

Bottled: August 3,8,9, 2016

Production:
3,990 cases