2017 Cortada Alta Vineyard Pinot Noir
Deeply colored, our second vintage of Cortada Alta Pinot Noir showcases depth and intensity not often seen in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Aromas of ripe berries and cinnamon are framed with elegant rose petals, leading to a brooding palate of dark leather, cocoa nibs and forest floor. The elevation of the vineyard allows our fruit extra hang time and leads to an immaculate and unique texture with firm tannins and a long, fresh finish. This wine gets us excited for the potential of our new vineyard, with years of discovery to come.
Harvest Dates 9-7-17 - 10-2-17
Clonal Selection 828, 23 Mariafeld, Pommard, 667, Swan, Calera, 2A Wadenswill, 943
Barrel Aging 64% new French oak for 10 months.
Drinking Window 2019-2028