Arroyo Grande - Laetitia Vineyard
Pinot Noir 2008
Appellation: Arroyo Grande Valley
Clones : 2A, Martini, 667
294 cases produced of 750 ml
Harvest date: September 2008
Ph: 3.65 average
Fermented in one Rousseau 2 ton French oak open top fermenter. Each lot was cold soaked for 3 days and then fermented with an extended maceration of at least 30 days.
WINEMAKERS TASTING NOTES AND COMMENTSWe're very proud to offer our first Central Coast Pinot Noir, and from special blocks of the renowned Laetitia Vineyard, no less! The careful mix of clones, including old vine Martini, results in a layered, complete wine full of sweet cherries and exotic spice. The fleshy, silky weight is balanced by the inherent acidity of this cool climate vineyard; and careful use of French oak in fermentation and aging provides delicious background notes of sweet chocolate and savory briar. Delicious on its own, this Pinot Noir will match well with lighter meats, most fowl, and fish such as salmon.