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Apex Vineyard 2021

Apex Vineyard 2021
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SKU: 21TLPNAPEX750

95 Points - Wine Advocate 

Vintage Notes

2021 was a cool and extensive growing season and a dry year; almost two-thirds of the total rainfall occurred in one 72-hour period. The marine layer and cooler weather conditions delayed grape development, but sunny and warmer weather in September helped the vines catch up. Quality is very good, with grapes showing excellent phenolic development and lower ph levels. 

Winemaking 

After destemming and a three-day cold soak, fermentation took place in open-top stainless-steel tanks at a range of warm and cool temperatures.  Aged for 11 months in 100% French oak with 18% new barrels. 

Wine Profile 

Nose: Red fruit aromas, including raspberry, cherry, and cranberry, intermingled with notes of roses, dusty rock, olive, and toast.

Palate: Medium-bodied with forward, bright red cherry and raspberry flavors along with accents of red licorice, dried leaves, and new leather. Exceptional balance.

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“The 2021 Pinot Noir Apex Vineyard is bursting with layered scents of raspberry and strawberry jam, grapefruit, tangerine peel, tea leaves and Angostura bitters… a concentrated core of citrusy fruit and an uplifted, juicy finish.” ~ Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate (95 Points)

Wine Specs
Vintage
2021
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Santa Lucia Highlands
Vineyard Designation
Apex
Bottling Date
Jul-19
Alcohol %
13.4
Wine Advocate
95
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