2018 WALT La Brisa Pinot Noir
"Cran-cola and orange rind tones combine with shades of peat moss on this exotic nose. The palate is plush with gobs of mouth-watering acidity with the feeling of texture is really good. Layers of rich dark fruits combine with peat moss and suggestions of salted orange rind and cola tones on the palate. With exotic spices notes and a long finish, this great new Pinot Noir will cellar well for the next decade or more."
91 Points | Wine Spectator, Kim Marcus
"Firm and finely textured, with savory richness to the dried berry and cherry flavors, supported by crisp tannins and acidity. The toasty finish lingers, revealing cooking spice accents."
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Vibrant ruby red in color, the La Brisa Pinot Noir is earthy, with notes of forest floor, ripe red fruit, raspberry pie, red cherry. Notes of barrel toast linger on the palate. The texture is rich, flavorful and plush, with beautiful soft tannin on the finish..
Ripe Red Fruit
This blend is predominately from our Bob’s Ranch Estate, with Gap’s Crown and Calesa vineyards completing the blend which features both Dijon and heritage clones. The resulting combination of diverse vineyard sites and clonal variation creates a complex wine with abundant fruit, making it a delicious Sonoma Coast blend.
|Varietal Composition||100% Pinot Noir|
|Barrel Aging||10 Months in 45% New French Oak (François Freres)|
|Vintage Notes||Following a series of warm, early harvests, this year’s growing season returned to a slower rhythm, allowing grapes to ripen gently with deep flavors. Our growers spent the summer and fall manicuring the vine canopies to provide the grapes enough shade from the sun while also preparing adequate airflow to deter mold. When Mother Nature did throw a couple of unpredictable systems at us, we were able to weather the storms and harvest exceptional fruit!|