Central Coast Pinot Noir
90+ Points, International Wine Review, July 2015 (2013 Central Coast Pinot Noir)
In 2014, we selected the majority of our Pinot Noir from Olson Ranch Vineyard, which is located in the renowned Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. The vines on Olson Ranch sprawl along the sides of the Highlands, where they receive optimal sunlight and cooling Pacific breezes.
The 2014 growing season was warm and dry throughout, leading to early ripening and eventually an early harvest. Ripe, fruit forward flavors with a crisp acidity are characteristic of this vintage in the glass. The balance of this wine was sourced from the Santa Rita Hills AVA in Santa Barbara County, another cool coastal growing region renowned for producing classic Pinot Noir wines.
Grape Variety 100% Pinot NoirAppellation Central CoastAlcohol Content 14.5%Titratable Acidity 0.36g/100mlPH 3.60Harvest Dates Sept.10 - Oct. 08
Barrel Aging 40% in used French (7% First Use, 33% Second use and older); 60% in stainless steelClonal Selection 777, 2A, 459. 667, 23Vineyards Olson Ranch Vineyard