2017 Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir


2017 Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir


The 2016 Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir is a blend of equal parts, the La Encantada and Hilliard Bruce Vineyards. These two vineyards are uniquely located on the cool western edges of this appellation. La Encantada enjoys a touch more afternoon warmth in clay and alluvium based soils, while the Hilliard Bruce Vineyard sits on the deep end of Route 246 in sandy loam.

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2017 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Clonal Selection: 100% Pinot Noir, utilizing 667, 115, 777, and the Swan clones.
Growing Season: 2017 was a classic vintage. Warm days and cool nights gave us good acids
Brix at Harvest: 23-24 brix.
Chemistry: Finished total acidity 0.55 with a pH of 3.75, Alc. 14.1%
Fermentation / Élevage: 30% Whole cluster fermentation, 30% new French oak. 14 months in barrel, and bottled unfined, unfiltered6