Lafond Vineyard   
Santa Rita Hills

2011 Pinot Noir Clone 828
Nestled in the Santa Rita Hills of the western Santa Ynez Valley, Lafond Vineyard is ideally situated to produce Pinot Noir exhibiting the unique and exotic flavor profile one finds in only a few regions of the world.

Specific areas within our vineyard exhibit elevated concentration and complexity due to soil type and exposure to the elements. We have planted eight distinct clones of Pinot Noir, each with subtle differences in flavor and aroma.

After several years of working with the eight Pinot Noir clones planted in Lafond Vineyard, Bruce has become very familiar with the attributes of each particular clone and uses them accordingly in each of the Pinot Noirs he makes.

Winemaker's comments: The 828 Clone is a large clustered clone with large berries. It produces a wine with good color, very fruit forward flavors and low tannin.

Gold Medal 2015 San Diego International Wine Competition
Double Gold 2015 Tasters Guild Wine Judging

92 Points 2015 Wine Enthusiast

Suggested Retail Price:

2011 Pinot Noir Clone 828 50.00

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Sept.27, 2011
Sugar: 25.0 Brix

100% Lafond

Barrels: 8 French Burgundy
barrels - 1 new
Total Acid: .72
pH: 3.37
Alcohol: 14.7%

Bottled: Aug. 23, 2012

Production: 188 cases