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

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

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SKU: 009097

Aromas of blackberry cobbler, cherry and black pepper that lead into a palate of cherry cola and ripe plum. True to vintage character with firm tannins that help to build structure as it finishes with candied cherry notes.

Winemaker Notes
This 2014 Handmade Pinot Noir comes from the Rancho Santa Rosa Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, which is one of the premier AVA’s for Pinot Noir in California. On the forefront, the wine has aromas of blackberry cobbler, cherry and black pepper that lead into a palate of cherry cola and ripe plum. It’s a wine that is true to vintage character with firm tannins that help to build structure as it finishes with candied cherry notes.
Composition
100% Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Acid
6.4 g/L
pH
3.45
Aging
18 months in French oak, 100% new
Bottling Date
March 17, 2016
Alcohol %
14.30
Production Notes
Rancho Santa Rosa is located in the Sta. Rita Hills region of Santa Barbara County. Climbing from 500 to 1,000 feet above sea level, this hilly site is treated as a series of individual micro-vineyards delineated by soil, exposure, elevation, grade, rootstock and clones. The well-draining soils and cool maritime climate make this a perfect spot for Pinot Noir. Produced by guest winemaker Lorna Kreutz, this wine shows the clarity and structure typical of its cool climate origins. After harvest, the grapes were whole-cluster pressed and transferred to tank where they were fermented with native yeast and then racked to French oak barrels. After 18 months in barrel (100% new) with regular lees stirring, the wine was bottled.
Vineyard Notes
The 2014 vintage was another solid year in the Sta. Rita Hills. It was the third consecutive abundant vintage with high quality fruit and large yields. As the earliest bud break on record in the region and with such a warm growing season, this was also the earliest harvest to date. Conditions remained ideal from bloom to set only minimally burdened by the typical afternoon winds that sweep through Sta. Rita Hills.
Production
Only 77 cases produced

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