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2010 Pinot Noir La Bauge Au-dessus
Wine Specs
Vintage
2010
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Santa Maria Valley
Alcohol %
13.5

2010 Pinot Noir La Bauge Au-dessus

Santa Maria Valley

A classic Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir, it is a wine of great aromatics and character showing cherry/cranberry fruit, rose petal, earth and spice. The key word is balance. Scored 92 points from Antonio Galloni's Vinous, 90 points Robert Parker.

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SKU: PLB10D

We are "hands-on" with our Pinot. Every Pinot Noir is fermented in 5 ton open-top fermenters, which are punched down once or twice daily. These punch downs breakup the cap of skins that rises to the surface into the juice so the fermentation process extracts the best part of the Pinot grapes. The wine is pressed to complete dryness and goes to barrel with moderate lees. Our “La Bauge” Pinot Noir is aged in 50% new French Oak Barrels made by Francois Frères in the heart of Burgundy in the small village of St. Romain. The wine was carefully racked in the spring and then aged another 20 months (24 months total). It was lightly fined with 4 egg whites per barrel, and then bottled unfiltered.

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