Wine Description & Statistics
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Central Coast
2006 Pinot Noir
2006 marks the seventh vintage of our “color label” Pinot Noir. Once again, most of the grapes where grown at Scheid Vineyards up in Monterey County where winemaker Bruce McGuire has secured vineyard lots just for this bottling.

Bruce has toured this section of vineyard and was pleased with the viticulture as well as the three Pinot Noir clones available; Pommard, Clone 115, and Clone 23. The wine is filled out with 13% fruit from our Lafond Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills of the western Santa Ynez Valley.

Capitalizing on forward fruit and mid-weight structure, Bruce used neutral puncheons for barrel aging, thus preserving the bright fruit character of the finishedb wine.

This particular blend of Pinot Noir clones makes a food friendly wine suitable for pairing with roast chicken, grilled fish, and a wide variety of pasta dishes.
Suggested retail 14.00/750ml

Dates: )ct. 4,11, 2006
Vineyards: 87% Scheid Vineyard,
Monterey County
13% Lafond Vineyard,
Santa Rita Hills
Sugar: 24.1 - 24.7 Brix
Production: 4,678 cases
Barrels: Neutral French oak
Total Acid: .62
pH: 3.59
Alcohol: 13.8%

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