2019 Donnachadh Vineyard Pinot Noir
This classically-styled Pinot Noir from the beautiful, certified organic Donnachadh Vineyard presents a rich aroma of sage, bing cherry and allspice, derived from the clay-rich soil. Its garnet color is translucent in the glass, allowing sunlight to pass through like a stained glass window at the Catedral del Buen Pastor in San Sebastián. On the tongue, the flavors come alive, tingling and coating the palate, leading to a wonderful drawn-out, silky finish. This wine is enjoyable with cheeses, charcuterie, salmon, pork, lamb, and other lighter meat dishes, as well on its own.
- Picked early September, 2019 at around 23 brix
- From upper, clay-rich blocks at Donnachadh Vineyard along Santa Rosa Road in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA.
- Clones: Pommard and 667.
- 100% de-stemmed
- In neutral French oak barrels for 14 months.
- Bottled in November, 2020.
- 56 cases produced.