2016
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. The grapes for our 2016 Pinot Noir were selectively harvested during early September. The wine underwent a 3 day cold soak followed by a 14 day fermentation after which it was left on skins for an additional 5 days. The wine was then aged with a combination of stainless steel and French oak, 15% new.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Bright aromatic notes of Bing cherry and ripe red berries leap out of the glass of our 2016 Pinot Noir.

Palate: 

Lush flavors of ripe strawberry and raspberry with notes of black tea and a hint of cardamom coat the palate. Fine, integrated tannins lead to a deliciously long finish.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The 2016 vintage was grown across the Central Coast, one of the most diverse and climatically cool grape growing regions in California. The start of the 2016 vintage on the Central Coast was much earlier than normal due to early bud break. Light rainfall and warm temperatures allowed a longer ripening season leading to balanced acid and a great concentration of flavors.

Tech Notes
  • Alcohol: 13.5% 
  • pH: 3.68
  • TA: 5.34 g/L 
  • Aged: Stainless steel & French oak
    • 15% new French oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Braised Pork
$16