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2019 Donnachadh Vineyard Pinot Noir

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Tasting Notes:

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.

Other Notes:

  • 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.