1772 Pinot Noir 2018
This Pinot Noir is a medley of Tolosa’s estate vineyard Edna Ranch. The estate vineyard is spread throughout the Edna Valley, producing six unique vineyard sections with 60 soil types and a myriad of microclimates. For the 2018 vintage, this wine will show the bright red fruit common in Edna Valley as well as the freshness that comes with the cool coastal climate. Juicy fruit with acidity upfront exhibiting notes of blood orange, and rhubarb progressing to forest floor, blonde tobacco, black tea, crushed oyster shell and potpourri on the finish.
Notes and Pairing Suggestions from Master Sommelier Bob Bath:
"Edna Valley continues to establish itself as one of the premier locations for Pinot Noir in California. In the 2018 vintage, it all came together, weather and winemaking. This wine is a signature example of Edna Valley with its bright red cherry, strawberry and cranberry fruit flavors. It is winemaker Fred Delivert’s judicious use of new oak for only nine months and no stems that allows the fruit to take center stage. The 1772 Pinot Noir 2018 possesses that ideal combination of being approachable now, and this wine will develop a lovely complexity over the next seven years. Make sure you enjoy it in a large Pinot Noir glass and watch it really shine paired with grilled salmon and cilantro / pecan pesto."