Tolosa Winery Pinot Noir Edna Valley Edna Ranch 2005
Tolosa’s Estate Pinot Noir is carefully de-stemmed into 4 & 8 ton open-topped fermentors for a 3-4 day cold soak before fermentation. A gentle extraction is achieved by traditional punch downs 3-4 times daily over the course of the 10-14 day fermentation. The new wine is then drained to quality French oak barrels. Selection for the Estate bottling is rigorous, with declassification of all but the highest quality lots prior to assemblage at 7 months of barrel age. This selection then returns to 30% new, 30% 1 year and 40% 2 year old barrels to complete the final 4 months of barrel aging prior to bottling. Tasting Notes: Our 2005 Edna Ranch Pinot Noir is dark ruby red in color. On the nose, it opens with a red berry tone which is supported by many complex undertones: cinnamon, tea leaf, bergamot, fennel, and elements of vanilla and cola as well. The flavors deliver on the aroma’s promise – this wine is not a flirt. Its soft fruit opening on the palate and ripe, dynamic tannins carry through to a lush finish.
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.
Very nice pinot... a bit jammy, as others have said for other vintages, but I got fair amount of cherry on the nose/palate of the 2009. Agree with a bergamot undertone, which is nice. This belies the darker color in this wine. It lacks big earthiness/barnyard nose. Well balanced, but also lacking the asian spice/orange peel I love in a pinot. Still a winner for me because of the big cherry/slight spice undertone- jammy rounds it out. And well balanced.
Ok but maybe too simple. Light. Cherries clove and oak
Very aromatic - a little on the jammy side. We had it at a Pig 'n Pinot tailgate. Worked great with the hickory smoked pork shoulder.
Four and a half glasses
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Wine Enthusiast ReviewJust delicious. It's so soft and silky, so easy to sip, and so seductive in lush cherry, cola, vanilla and spice flavors. Drink now for its youthful exuberance.Wine Tasting NotesThe color is dark ruby red without being inky or overly dense. A jammy red berry tone announces the aroma and is then backed up by many layers of complex undertones: cinnamon, tea leaf, bergamot, and fennel, with elements of vanilla and cola as well. The flavors are in harmony with the aroma this wine is not a flirt. It delivers what it promises with soft fruit opening the palate and ripe, dynamic tannins carrying through to a sweet finish.