Santa Rita Hills
2012 Pinot Noir Pommard Clone
The Santa Rita Hills is a small appellation at the western end of the Santa Ynez Valley that has gained national recognition for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
The Valley runs west to east, opening a gap in the coastal range, allowing the late afternoon ocean fog to roll in where it lingers until early morning. The surrounding hills trap the fog before it is dissipated in the wider Santa Ynez Valley.
The fog cools the vines from the day's summer heat and it is this combination of warm days and cool nights that gives the wine its complexity as well as providing acidity to give it structure.
Winemaker's comments: Pommard is a heritage clone which produces a complete, complex, dark fruited version of Pinot Noir and is constantly one of the top wines of the vintage.
This selection is from the lowest vigour section of the Pommard clone block producing smaller clusters with greater concentration and richness.
Platinum Medal 94 Points 2016 Monterey Wine Copmpetition
Gold Medal 2016 Tasters Guild Wine Judging
Gold Medal 2016 New York International Wine Competition
Suggested Retail Price: 50.00
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Sugar: 24.5 Brix
Barrels: 8 French Oak Barrels
Total Acid: .66
Bottling Date: Aug. 19, 2013
Production: 186 Cases