New Release Members Only 95 Points

2017 WALT Sierra Mar Pinot Noir

$75.00
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Critic Review
95
Points
Jeb Dunnuck
"Another gem is the 2017 Pinot Noir Sierra Mar Vineyard, which offers more blue fruits, wild strawberry, and forest floor notes as well as a concentrated, medium to full-bodied style on the palate. Layered, impeccably balanced, with beautiful length, it’s the real deal and a brilliant, brilliant Pinot Noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands."
94 Points - Wine Enthusiast, Matt Kettmann
95
Points

Central Coast AVA
Roughly 250 miles along the coastline of California
from Santa Barbara County to San Francisco County

Sierra Mar
Translates to “mountain sea” in English, a fitting name
for a site that represents the best of extreme mountain
coastal terroir.

High-Altitude Vineyard
Site with decomposed granite and gravelly loam soils

Medium garnet in color, this wine has aromas of black cherry, leather, wild sage, and earth. It is powerful on the palate with dark and earthy accents that lead into flavors of strawberry coulis and spice. The bright acidity characteristic of the Santa Lucia Highlands brings balance and life to the rich fruit on this wine. Seamless oak rounds out the palate and brings unctuous length.

  • Black Cherry
  • Earth
  • Strawberry Coulis
  • Oak

Sierra Mar vineyard is owned by Gary and Rosella Franscioni, famed pioneers of the Santa Lucia Highlands. This incredible vineyard site reflects the best of the appellation. The vineyard produces rich, lush, unctuous fruit that is balanced by the natural acidity of the site.

More Information
Bottle Size750mL
Varietal Composition100% Pinot Noir
Barrel Aging10 Months in 50% New French Oak (François Freres)
AppellationSanta Lucia Highlands
VineyardSierra Mar
Vintage NotesThe 2017 growing season began with significant rainfall, replenishing soils and reservoirs. A summer of gradual warmth indicated a textbook growing season until unpredictable spells of extreme heat throughout September created challenges for many vineyards. This slightly reduced yields, but great quality fruit. Cooling marine air arrived just in time to bring our vineyards to ideal harvesting conditions resulting in concentrated, rich, and dense wines.
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Mile 203-211, Sierra Mar and Rosella's, Santa Lucia Highlands

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