2018
Central Coast

Pinot Noir
Description

The grapes grown for Lockwood Vineyard wines are selected only from specific, vigilantly maintained, and thoroughly analyzed blocks across the expansive Central Coast. By thoroughly examining each micro-climate, and corresponding soil profile, then evaluating various combinations of varietals, clonal selections and rootstocks, we are able to choose the best plantings in the vineyard. After defining our blocks, we implement viticultural protocols tailored to suit each vine’s set of unique characteristics. Pruning strategies shoot thinning practices, leaf removal techniques, and specified crop levels are assigned to optimize quality and we selectively harvest each block.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

The 2018 Pinot Noir opens with bright aromatic notes.

Palate: 

Welcoming the palate to flavors of blackberry, cherry and a touch of clove, leaving a long and savory finish.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The 2018 vintage was a near picture-perfect growing season that began in late February followed by a mild Spring yielding uniform grape clusters. Temperatures remained moderate to cool throughout the season with 2018 being considered one of the coolest vintages of the past decade. The cooler temperatures allowed for a longer hangtime resulting in an even and temperate harvest.

Tech Notes
  • Alcohol: 15.5% 
  • pH: 3.62
  • TA: 5.0 g/L 
  • RS: 2.1 g/L
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Chicken Bearnaise w/Mushroom; Pork Chops with Lemon Seasoning
Cheese & Nuts:
Cheese Board with Nuts
Grains:
Creamy Polenta w/Mushrooms
SKU:
LVPNCCK183
$18