Apex Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 1.5L
The Franscioni family has been farming in the Salinas Valley since 1886. Ray Franscioni’s Apex Vineyard consists of 84 acres located in the heart of the southeast facing terraces of the Santa Lucia Mountain range overlooking the Salinas River Valley. Due to the nature of the soils, the vines naturally produce a low yield and concentrated berries. Located just 28 miles from the cold water of Monterey Bay, the vineyard receives daily fog and an ocean breeze.
On the nose: A burst of fresh, red berry aromas including ripe plums and dark cherries, along with underlying notes of cola and graphite
On the palate: A medley of lush red fruit carries onto the palate with a delightful flavor reminiscent of cherries jubilee in a glass
Aging: 9 months in French oak barrels, with 22% of them being new