2011 Pinot Noir
Vineyard: KickOn Ranch, Santa Barabara County
Clones: Clone 115
Harvested: September 24, 2011
Brix: 24.5 Brix, 14.5% alc. by vol.
Barrel Aging: 16 months in 20% New Francios Feres Barrels
Bottled: Summer 2012
Released: Fall 2012
Delicate and pretty, this Pinot Noir doesn't scream, it whispers. Soft and feminine, it lures you into deep thought. The acidity is very bright and this wine has a lot of life. It offers an intriguing blend of exotic flavors with notes of dark cherries, hibiscus, lavender and blood orange. The oak is very well integrated and barely noticeable. Those soft tannins seal the deal nicely and ushers in a very long, velvety finish.