Solomon Hills Pinot Noir

Hand harvested at night and fermented with native yeast and malolactic fermentations. Aged 16 months in French Oak, 30% new. This wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Starting with the pale garnet color, this wine again will challenge some of the best wines of Europe when served side by side. Solomon Hills always tends toward the old-world character with red currant buds, sweet cranberry and white strawberry preserve. The sandy soils always continue to show steeped green tea, mint and brown spices. With 30% whole bunch fermentation and only 30% new oak this is a high wire act. The savory and fruit balance each other amazingly and will continue to do so for at least a decade from release.

Vineyard Sites

Estate: Solomon Hills
Appellation: Santa Maria Valley
County: Santa Barbara
Vyd Area: 10 Miles From The Pacific Ocean This Site Is The Furthest West In Santa Maria, It’s Also One Of The Coolest Areas In The Valley

Varietal

Pommard, 115, 667

Vine Age

Planted in 1999

Yield

1.75 Tons Per Acre

Alcohol

13.0%

Cases

634

Points

96 Points - Tasting Panel Magazine
94+ Points - Jeb Dunnuck
92 Points - Vinous

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96 Points - Tasting Panel Magazine
94+ Points - Jeb Dunnuck
92 Points - Vinous

Soils

Garey Series; a marine based wind deposited loamy sand that at one time was the sea bed.