2015
Santa Lucia Highlands

Pinot Noir
Description

The vineyard this wine was sourced from is planted on a terrace of the Santa Lucia mountain range, overlooking the Salinas River Valley  with  north­ south facing rows. This cool climate Pinot Noir benefits from  1000  ft. elevation, allowing for morning sunshine to warm the vine as and afternoon maritime winds to lengthen the ripening process and  reinforce  the bright acidity of the fruit.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Lush  aromas of wild strawberry and Bing cherry.

Palate: 

Pure fruit flavors of raspberry, dark  plum and orange zest are accented with notes of Bergamot tea the leads to a plush, round mouthfeel. Fine, integrated tannins lead to a delightfully long finish.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

Old World winemaking heritage meets Monterey County terroir in this vibrant  Deloach Vineyards Pinot Noir. From the Apex   Vineyard,   this wine is a mix of the Pommard Clone and Clone I 15. After  an  early harvest on August 29, the fruit was partially fermented in wooden open-top fermenters with hand punch-downs before being aged in  l 00%  French  oak, 30% new, for 13 months.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Santa Lucia Highlands
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • pH: 3.71
  • Titratable Acidity: 5.6 g/L
  • Aging:
    • 13 Months
    • 100% French Oak
    • 30% New Oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Grilled Salmon, Roasted Duck Breast
Cheese & Nuts:
Gouda, Berkswell, Light Cheddar, French Chevre
Sauces:
Cherry Sauce
Grains:
Mushroom Risotto, Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes
$50