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Lily Gil Pinot Noir 2006

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2006 "Lily Gil" Pinot Noir Varietal Composition:100% Edna Ranch Pinot NoirAppellation: Edna ValleyBlock Select Pinot NoirsThese block select wines are meant to represent a broad array of the styles that are possible from the many sites, soils, and clones of our Edna Ranch estate vineyard. This block is often the earliest picked and makes a delicate perfumed wine. Vineyard InformationThis small block at the very top of Edna Ranch east has a unique reddish soil of volcanic origin. Like most of the Pinot on this side of the ranch the yield is low. The clone is Pommard which normally makes bigger chunkier Pinots, but in this case the location trumps the clone and every year a complex and feminine wine is produced. Winemaking & Cellar InformationThe best vineyard sites, such as these chosen for this single block series, require only a simple classical technique to bring out their best. You might say that the winemaking has already taken place in the vineyard. We hand make these wines in small tanks, drain them to barrel and then barrel select from the best.Tasting NotesIt has long been observed that you cant have both great color and great perfume in the same Pinot. This wine supports that idea. Medium in color it is, but also large in flavor. The aroma is of strawberries, violet, rosemary and almonds. The palate is soft and smooth even at a year past bottling. It will likely be best in its youth, the first three to five years past vintage. -Winemaker, Larry Brooks.Technical InformationClonal Selection: Pommard Brix at Harvest:24.8T.A.: 6.2pH: 3.6Alcohol: 14.4 Barrel Regime: 40% new, 40%1 year, 2o% 2 year French oak Barrel Aging:11 mo.Bottling Date: August 2007Aging Potential: Until 2011 Production: 200 casesFood Pairing: salmon or chicken

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Winery: Tolosa WInery  
Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Tolosa WInery:
Tolosa Winery is a solar, sustainable estate winery located in the San Luis Obispo, on the central coast of California. We specialize in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, which thrive in cooler climates.

2006 "Lily Gil" Pinot Noir Varietal Composition:100% Edna Ranch Pinot NoirAppellation: Edna ValleyBlock Select Pinot NoirsThese block select wines are meant to represent a broad array of the styles that are possible from the many sites, soils, and clones of our Edna Ranch estate vineyard. This block is often the earliest picked and makes a delicate perfumed wine. Vineyard InformationThis small block at the very top of Edna Ranch east has a unique reddish soil of volcanic origin. Like most of the Pinot on this side of the ranch the yield is low. The clone is Pommard which normally makes bigger chunkier Pinots, but in this case the location trumps the clone and every year a complex and feminine wine is produced. Winemaking & Cellar InformationThe best vineyard sites, such as these chosen for this single block series, require only a simple classical technique to bring out their best. You might say that the winemaking has already taken place in the vineyard. We hand make these wines in small tanks, drain them to barrel and then barrel select from the best.Tasting NotesIt has long been observed that you cant have both great color and great perfume in the same Pinot. This wine supports that idea. Medium in color it is, but also large in flavor. The aroma is of strawberries, violet, rosemary and almonds. The palate is soft and smooth even at a year past bottling. It will likely be best in its youth, the first three to five years past vintage. -Winemaker, Larry Brooks.Technical InformationClonal Selection: Pommard Brix at Harvest:24.8T.A.: 6.2pH: 3.6Alcohol: 14.4 Barrel Regime: 40% new, 40%1 year, 2o% 2 year French oak Barrel Aging:11 mo.Bottling Date: August 2007Aging Potential: Until 2011 Production: 200 casesFood Pairing: salmon or chicken

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