2014 Solomon Hills Estate Pinot Noir
Santa Maria Valley
CLONE - POMMARD, 115, 667
VINE AGE - PLANTED IN 1999
YIELD - 2.8 TONS PER ACRE
CASES - 316
ALCOHOL - 13.2%
ESTATE - SOLOMON HILLS
APPELLATION - SANTA MARIA VALLEY
COUNTY - SANTA BARBARA
VYD AREA - 10 MILES FROM THE PACIFIC OCEAN
Hand harvested at night, and fermented with native yeast and malolactic fermentations. Aged for 18 months in French oak; 33% new. This wine was bottled unfiltered.
Vibrant aromatics of fennel, cinnamon, and blue fruits domi- nate the aromatics at the moment. These carry through to the spicey fruits on the substantially masculine palate with integrat-ed acidity, and great length.
Garey Series; a marine based wind deposited loamy sand that at one time was the sea bed.
94 Points - Antonio Galloni 94 Points - Jeb Dennuck
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast 91+ Points - Wine Advocate