2014 Solomon Hills Pinot Noir

Hand harvested at night and fermented with native yeast and malolactic fermentation. Then aged for 18 months in French oak; 33% new. This wine was bottled unfiltered.

Vibrant aromatics of fennel, cinnamon, and blue fruits dominate the aromatics at the moment. These carry through to the spicey fruits on the substantially masculine palate with integrated acidity, and great length.

Vineyard Sites

Solomon Hills Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley. 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean, this Pinot Noir is planted on the western edge of the Santa Maria Valley appellation. This site is so close to the ocean, you can actually see it with your eyes and taste it in the wines.

Varietal

Pinot Noir clones: Pommard, 667, 115

Vine Age

Planted in 1999

Yield

2.8 tons/acre

Alcohol

13.2%

Cases

316

Points

94 Points Antonio Galloni
94 Points Jeb Dennuck
93 Points Wine Enthusiast
91+ Points Wine Advocate

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94 Points Antonio Galloni
94 Points Jeb Dennuck
93 Points Wine Enthusiast
91+ Points Wine Advocate

Soils

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