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2022 WALT Sierra Mar Pinot Noir

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Critic Review
Wine Enthusiast, Matt Kettmann
"Dense aromas of boysenberry, violet, cardamom and incense make for a hearty nose on this single-vineyard expression. The palate is creamy in texture, with just enough tannic framing to hold the lush flavors of boysenberry, violet and lavender together. Herb, pepper and oak spices emerge as the wine opens"
94+ Points | The Wine Independent, Lisa Perotti Brown
"Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2022 Sierra Mar Vineyard Pinot Noir springs with forward notes of pomegranate, wild blueberries, and juicy raspberries with hints of graphite, rosehip tea, and garrigue. The medium to full-bodied palate is lively with a fine-grained texture, delivering bags of bright, expressive berry flavors, finishing long and earthy."
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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

Lifted aromas of dark plum, muddled raspberry, floral notes and crushed sage fill the nose. Plush, precise and seamless, the palate offers plenty of mouthwatering fruit and a sweetness reminiscent of star-anise. The wine, underscored by fresh acidity and firm tension, tapers beautifully to a persistent finish.

  • Dark Plum
  • Muddled Raspberry
  • Crushed Sage
  • star-anise

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 Aging15 Months in 40% New French Oak
AppellationSanta Lucia Highlands, Monterey County
VineyardSierra Mar
Vintage NotesThe 2022 vintage wines are immediately appealing, showing fruit-forward aromatics, breadth, and sophistication. Even in the third year of drought, good vine growth was a pleasant surprise. Heavy rains started at the end of November, continued into early December, dried down, and arrived again near bud break, resaturating the soils. Frost in March contributed to a lighter crop. By July the season was tracking on the warmish side indicating an earlier harvest. Temperate weather was interrupted by a big heat wave in early September, which propelled earlier ripening sites into a fast-paced harvest window.
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