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Tolosa Winery Pinot Noir Central Coast 2004

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2004 Estate Grown TOLOSA Pinot NoirVarietal Composition: 100% Edna Ranch Pinot NoirAppellation:Edna ValleyProduction:3,156 cases 750ml Vineyard InformationBalanced yields and diversity of vineyards sites were keys to Tolosas success in the challenging 2004 vintage. Several of our consistently top performing hillside blocks were included in this bottling, along with a few new blocks, which pleasantly surprised us with their intensity of fruit and true-to-type Pinot Noir character. As in the past, the clones Pommard, 2A, 667, and 115 were utilized, as well as clone 23 and Dijon 113.Winemaking & Cellar InformationAt Tolosa, Pinot Noir is hand-harvested and brought immediately to the winery for gently destemming and a 3-4 day cold soak prior to the start of fermentation. Fermentations are allowed to progress at moderate temperatures, with gentle punch-downs on the cap several times daily. Maceration is generally 10-14 days, after which the wines are pressed off gently in a small basket press to minimize bitter solids. Wine is settled in tank for 4 hours, and then racked to 100% French oak barrels for maturation. After 11 months in the cellar, the final selection and assemblage was made, with bottling following shortly thereafter.Analytical InformationAlcohol:14.2%T.A.:5.4 g/LpH:3.75Brix at Harvest:24.6Tasting NotesQuintessential cool-climate Pinot Noir, with crushed rose petal, dried cherry and orange zest aromatics. Sleek in the mouth, with distinct bramble fruit flavors and an elegant crushed-velvet texture. Delicate French oak elevage leads the finish toward spice: nutmeg, clove and cardamom.

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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.

2004 Estate Grown TOLOSA Pinot NoirVarietal Composition: 100% Edna Ranch Pinot NoirAppellation:Edna ValleyProduction:3,156 cases 750ml Vineyard InformationBalanced yields and diversity of vineyards sites were keys to Tolosas success in the challenging 2004 vintage. Several of our consistently top performing hillside blocks were included in this bottling, along with a few new blocks, which pleasantly surprised us with their intensity of fruit and true-to-type Pinot Noir character. As in the past, the clones Pommard, 2A, 667, and 115 were utilized, as well as clone 23 and Dijon 113.Winemaking & Cellar InformationAt Tolosa, Pinot Noir is hand-harvested and brought immediately to the winery for gently destemming and a 3-4 day cold soak prior to the start of fermentation. Fermentations are allowed to progress at moderate temperatures, with gentle punch-downs on the cap several times daily. Maceration is generally 10-14 days, after which the wines are pressed off gently in a small basket press to minimize bitter solids. Wine is settled in tank for 4 hours, and then racked to 100% French oak barrels for maturation. After 11 months in the cellar, the final selection and assemblage was made, with bottling following shortly thereafter.Analytical InformationAlcohol:14.2%T.A.:5.4 g/LpH:3.75Brix at Harvest:24.6Tasting NotesQuintessential cool-climate Pinot Noir, with crushed rose petal, dried cherry and orange zest aromatics. Sleek in the mouth, with distinct bramble fruit flavors and an elegant crushed-velvet texture. Delicate French oak elevage leads the finish toward spice: nutmeg, clove and cardamom.

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