2017 Cortada Alta Special Cuvée Pinot
An attractive clear, medium garnet color, this special cuvée opens to the nose with big notes of Bing cherry, leather, and toasty oak spice. On the palate rich strawberry, grilled mushroom, and round acidity combine to create a long complex finish. This wine stands above its 2017 siblings, seamless without hard edges. It shows great versatility, a perfect glass on it’s own and a wonderful companion to a wide range of cuisine. Drink now through 2030 ($65).
Cortada Alta Special Cuvée Pinot!
Starting with the 2017 vintage, we have introduced a “special cuvée” program to feature the very best pinot our vineyards can produce. For 2017 we selected our very favorite barrel, which was 100% Swan clone Cortada Alta Pinot Noir (25 cases produced). Swan clone is very low yielding in our Cortada Alta vineyard, but produces a beautiful wine.
Santa Lucia Highlands