Pacific Wind Pinot Noir 2018
As a homage to the daily Pacific Wind that moderates the Edna Valley’s climate, we strive for this wine to be fresh as the marine sea breeze. Most of the grapes represented in this wine come from the Hollister and Monighetti sections located on the westside of Edna Valley. These sections are the first to receive the influence from Pacific Wind and are the closest to the Pacific Ocean. The moderating influence preserves the crisp acidity in the grapes.
94 Points - Wine Enthusiast - Editor's Choice
94 Points - Josh Raynolds - Vinious, January 2021
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Notes and Pairing Suggestion from Bob Bath, MS:
"This wine is proof positive of the concept that clones do matter when it comes to Pinot Noir. If you think of a clone being the “voice” of the terroir in a vineyard, this is a lovely vocal choir that is truly captivating. This wine is also aided by the near perfect conditions of the 2018 vintage that features perfectly ripe, vibrant fruit. This is a wine that you should definitely hide somewhere in your cellar because it will be difficult to resist how truly polished it is at such a young age. I can’t wait to taste this wine in ten years.
Serve this Pinot Noir at 60 degrees and don’t be scared to let it aerate in a decanter for an hour before you serve it. I immediately wrote “Duck” in my notes when I first tasted this wine. Try this recipe for garlic roasted duck breast." View Recipe>>