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2014 Foley Estates Pinot Noir, Rancho Santa Rosa, Sta. Rita Hills

2014 Foley Estates Pinot Noir, Rancho Santa Rosa, Sta. Rita Hills

93 Points - Ultimate Wine Challenge
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Embodies the classic, yet distinctive attributes for which Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir is known. Aromatics of juicy cherry cola, raspberry sorbet, and faint notes of black pepper awaken your senses.

Ratings
88 Points - Wine Enthusiast; 93 Points - Ultimate Wine Challenge.
Winemaker Notes
Aromatics of juicy cherry cola, raspberry sorbet, and faint notes of black pepper awaken your senses. The aromas are accented by flavors of red cranberry, soft oak and vanilla bean with angular tannin and a bright acidity. Notes of toasted graham cracker, sweet cigar, and black tea come through on the finish. This 2014 embodies the classic, yet distinctive attributes for which Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir is known.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair this wine with rare fillet steak and carpaccio.
Composition
100% Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Date
August 19 – October 10, 2014
Sugar
25.0 Avg. Brix at harvest
Acid
7.18 g/L
pH
3.47
Aging
18 Months in 25% new French oak; Boutes, World Cooperage and Remond
Bottling Date
April 6, 2016
Alcohol %
14.1
Wine Enthusiast
88
Production Notes
2014 was an abundant vintage for the third straight year. A warm spring led to the earliest bud break to date and conditions remained ideal from bloom to set. The yields were high in quantity and quality with larger than average berry size. The fruit achieved optimal ripeness within a shortened time frame which allowed the grapes to generate bright acidity and pronounced tannin. The fruit was harvested from August 19 – October 10, 2014, the earliest harvest on record! We harvest our grapes based on the ripeness of the tannins. For Pinot Noir, this usually occurs between 24.5-27.0 Brix with the 2014 harvest coming in at a balanced 25.0. The fruit was hand-picked and hand-sorted in the cool morning hours to preserve the aromatics. The clusters were then gently de-stemmed with no crushing. The must was cold-soaked in open-top fermenters for four days and then inoculated with yeast. Each tank was manually punched down daily throughout maceration. Upon completion of primary fermentation and maceration, the free-run wine was transferred to tank for settling. Next, the individual lots were racked to barrels and aged for 18 months prior to blending and bottling.
Vineyard Notes
There’s only one way to describe our Rancho Santa Rosa estate vineyard: serene. Located in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA of Santa Barbara County, this stunning, south-facing hillside features vines that climb from 500 to 1,000 feet above sea level. The soils are marine-based and the weather is consistently cool thanks to moist ocean breezes that sweep the property daily. The vineyard is farmed with the painstaking care and attention usually associated with much smaller properties. In fact, the Rancho Santa Rosa Vineyard was originally conceived as a series of individual micro-vineyards delineated by soil, exposure, elevation, grade, rootstock and clone.

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