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Pacific Ridge Vineyards Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Cuvee of wine from two vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley of Santa Barbara County, California. Mostly cool, windy conditions at these locations are optimal for growing Pinot Noir. This blend has combined aspects of multiple premium vineyards in the same general area. Aged in a combination of neutral and newer French oak for 14 months:30% in 2 year old barrels40% in 3 year old barrels20% in 1 year old barrels10% in new barrel. Coopers: Francois Frerer, Seguin Moreau. Forests: Center of France, Allier, Vosges with medium toast. The winemaking of this delicate fruit was approached with the idea of using more than one method to achieve greater structure and sophistication. Pinot Noir from two vineyards was included in the final blend. After fermentation, the wine was handled with the least possible intervention. .241 cases produced

Region: USA » California » Santa Barbara

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  • 2008

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Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Tasting Notes:

An absolutely beautiful wine, our feminine blend of Santa Barbara Pinot. Smooth and silky all the way.

Cuvee of wine from two vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley of Santa Barbara County, California. Mostly cool, windy conditions at these locations are optimal for growing Pinot Noir. This blend has combined aspects of multiple premium vineyards in the same general area. Aged in a combination of neutral and newer French oak for 14 months:30% in 2 year old barrels40% in 3 year old barrels20% in 1 year old barrels10% in new barrel. Coopers: Francois Frerer, Seguin Moreau. Forests: Center of France, Allier, Vosges with medium toast. The winemaking of this delicate fruit was approached with the idea of using more than one method to achieve greater structure and sophistication. Pinot Noir from two vineyards was included in the final blend. After fermentation, the wine was handled with the least possible intervention. .241 cases produced

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240 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 12 months in French Oak.

Notes: 10% new French oak barrels, three different coopers, mix of forests in France, mostly Medium to Medium plus toast.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.4% pH: 3.6
Total Acidity: .65 grams per liter

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