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Pinot Noir
Santa Maria Valley
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2017 Pinot Noir Los Alamos Vineyard

Historic Vineyards Collection

This single vineyard Pinot delivers depth. The 2017 is a rich, meaty red with a dense fruit character showing earthy, berry aromas joined by mouth-filling flavors of plum and bitter chocolate on the palate. Aged 18 months in french oak barrels, one third new. Scored 91 points & "Best Buy" from Wine & Spirits Mag.

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Situated between two acclaimed appellations, the grapes in Los Alamos seem to have the best of both worlds; the long, cool growing season of Santa Maria, and the warmth of the Santa Ynez Valley, to ensure complete ripeness and depth. With warm days and very cold nights, the fruit from this region achieves incredible concentration and balance. Its slight, well drained soils and a wide range of microclimates allows for a diversity of varietals. The Pinot is very dense and meaty with a deep berry fruit character. It is a red to enjoy now but further aging will enhance the wine.

Wine & Spirits Magazine

Score: 91 points/Best Buy  "Swirling with savory aromas, this wine smells of sea wrack and a bit of sweat, to go along with light pomegranate flavors. It’s lean and mildly smoky, the savory elements girded by fine-grain tannins. It took days to unfurl and has the stuffing to age. (280 cases) —P.J.C."

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