2016 Purple Rain
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This Pinot Noir comes from the Encantada Vineyard in Santa Rita Hills AVA that has a lovely expression of the soil. The vineyard is defined by the east to west mountain range which pulls in the maritime air. Morning fog blankets the vineyard then burns off creating a dramatic variance in temperature which makes these Pinot grapes unique. Our Purple Rain has floral with notes of lilac, potpourri and ocean air on the nose. The palate reveals exotic flavors of eucalyptus, black cherry, black raspberry, white pepper and sage. Will age well for 2-4 years.
- 100% Pinot Noir
- La Encantada Vineyard, Santa Rita Hills AVA (between Lompoc & Buellton)
- Harvest Dates
- September 2016
- Approx. Brix at Harvest
- Processing / Aging / Barrel Program
- 50% whole cluster with a three day cold soak. An additional 15 days of skin contact in a combination of stainless steel fermentors. All native malolactic fermentation in barrel. Aged in neutral French oak for 12 months.
- Bottling Date
- August 3, 2017
- Cases Produced
- 5.3 g/L
- 0.5 g/L