Lucienne Lone Oak Vineyard Pinot Noir

¬†WINEMAKER’S NOTES:

After harvesting the fruit, we destemmed and hand-sorted the grapes before moving them into open-top fermenters where we used gentle, manual punch-downs, protecting the delicate Pinot Noir grapes. Once fermentation was complete, we racked the free-run juice into French oak barrels (40% new) where the wine aged for 13 months before bottling.

This wine immediately offers overt cherry and raspberry aromas that build over a base of wild game, dried mushrooms, cinnamon, and caramelized dark fruit. The mouthfeel is softly full and silky, with a slight edge of acidity of candied orange peels that melds beautifully with the allspice-laden finish.

PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:

Roast beef, moussaka, or grilled portobella mushrooms.

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Grape Variety:
Pinot Noir
Vintage:
2013
Origin:
California, Monterey, Santa Lucia Highlands
Tasting Notes:
Cherry, Dark Berries, Orange Peel, Raspberry, Cinnamon, Crisp Acidity, Mushrooms, Silky Tannins, Velvety
Food Pairing:
Beef, Roasted Meat, Mushrooms
Enjoyment Factor:
Lightly chilled (50-55 degrees)
Price:
$$$$$
Our Rating: