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La Fenetre Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley 2012

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"Having apprenticed with some of California and the world’s best winemakers, namely Jim Clendenen (Au Bon Climat), Bob Lindquist (Qupé), and Jim Adelman (Makor) a classic technique and delicate hand is always employed in the winery. All grapes are harvested around 23.5 brix (13.5-14% Alc.). Wherever possible, La Fenêtre is committed to sustainable, organic, and biodynamic vineyard practices. Reds are de-stemmed into 1½ ton fermenters and punched down by hand until dry. The free run juice is then collected, the must is gently pressed, and the wine is aged in small French barrels for 11-23 months before being bottled. Whites are whole cluster pressed, allowed to settle for one day and fermented in barrel where they undergo the alcoholic fermentation and then 100% Malolactic fermentation. They then spend 11-18 months in small French barrels before being bottled. 480 cases produced" - Winery Tasting Notes "For the 2012 vintage, we introduced Riverbench Vineyard to the blend for the first time. Now with Riverbench and Bien Nacido, this wine includes two of the oldest vineyards in Santa Barbara County as well as one of the newest and most exciting in Presqu’ile. The old vine Pommard and Martini Clones along with the newer Dijon Clones give this wine layers of earthy complexity without any lack of fruit. This wine expresses the Santa Maria Valley, vintage-over-vintage, focusing on what makes Santa Maria unique. Garnet and slightly pale toward the rim, this wine is a great example of the vintage in the Santa Maria Valley. The nose hints of fresh strawberry and forest floor. Rose petals, red licorice, anise, lavender, cocoa nibs, raspberry, and black pepper make appearances as well. The palate is juicy and bright, with earthy undertones and soft tannins. The finish is reminiscent of a caramel apple and cinnamon. Drink now-2018. " - Winery

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La Fenetre:
Founded in 2005, La Fenêtre is my expression of classic style and technique in winemaking with new world, modern sensibility. I try to craft wines that are elegant, perfectly balanced, great with food, and long to finish. In the tradition of the legendary Burgundian negociants I purchase the fruit for my wines from growers with exacting standards and extremely high quality, as well as respect ... Read more
Founded in 2005, La Fenêtre is my expression of classic style and technique in winemaking with new world, modern sensibility. I try to craft wines that are elegant, perfectly balanced, great with food, and long to finish. In the tradition of the legendary Burgundian negociants I purchase the fruit for my wines from growers with exacting standards and extremely high quality, as well as respect for the land and its health in the future. The terroir of the central coast is unmistakable, and the wines from this region possess intense flavor and unique character. I hope to share a glass of La Fenêtre with you soon! Cheers! Read less

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"Having apprenticed with some of California and the world’s best winemakers, namely Jim Clendenen (Au Bon Climat), Bob Lindquist (Qupé), and Jim Adelman (Makor) a classic technique and delicate hand is always employed in the winery. All grapes are harvested around 23.5 brix (13.5-14% Alc.). Wherever possible, La Fenêtre is committed to sustainable, organic, and biodynamic vineyard practices. Reds are de-stemmed into 1½ ton fermenters and punched down by hand until dry. The free run juice is then collected, the must is gently pressed, and the wine is aged in small French barrels for 11-23 months before being bottled. Whites are whole cluster pressed, allowed to settle for one day and fermented in barrel where they undergo the alcoholic fermentation and then 100% Malolactic fermentation. They then spend 11-18 months in small French barrels before being bottled. 480 cases produced" - Winery Tasting Notes "For the 2012 vintage, we introduced Riverbench Vineyard to the blend for the first time. Now with Riverbench and Bien Nacido, this wine includes two of the oldest vineyards in Santa Barbara County as well as one of the newest and most exciting in Presqu’ile. The old vine Pommard and Martini Clones along with the newer Dijon Clones give this wine layers of earthy complexity without any lack of fruit. This wine expresses the Santa Maria Valley, vintage-over-vintage, focusing on what makes Santa Maria unique. Garnet and slightly pale toward the rim, this wine is a great example of the vintage in the Santa Maria Valley. The nose hints of fresh strawberry and forest floor. Rose petals, red licorice, anise, lavender, cocoa nibs, raspberry, and black pepper make appearances as well. The palate is juicy and bright, with earthy undertones and soft tannins. The finish is reminiscent of a caramel apple and cinnamon. Drink now-2018. " - Winery

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