Appearance medium garnet
Aromas black cherry, boysenberry, toffee, wet forrest floor, game, cola
Palate cranberry, acai, Earl Grey tea leaf, balanced with lush acidity, soft tannins and a long, lingering finish
Food Pairing Suggestions
Pinot Noir tends to be quite a versatile wine for a range of food pairing ideas. Try this wine with roasted turkey, pork tenderloin, lamb or herbed chicken. This Pinot's fuller body will also work nicely with a lean steak. Meatier fish, rich pasta dishes and roasted root vegetables are good matches. Experiment with cheeses such as aged Gouda, Gruyere, Cheddar and Parmesan
100% Pinot Noir
The winemaker blended Pommard with 115 and you can definitely see the unique characteristics shine through; earthy and fruit-forward.
At its prime drinking time now!
About The Vineyard
Edna Ranch consists of six distinct sections, with 60 soil types and myriad microclimates encapsulating a remarkable spectrum of terroirs. Remnants of volcanic eruptions, fueled by clashing continental plates, share the landscape with calcium-rich sediments from tiny shells deposited on an ancient sea bed and estuary. Degraded granite meets tufa precipitated in a vanished sea. Heavy clay fills the valley floor while sandstone and clay loam cover the hillsides. Limestone – the Holy Grail for Pinot Noir – blankets the slopes of a knoll.
Combining these challenging, calcium-rich soil conditions and ancient seabed with the valley’s warm days and cool nights, you possess the ingredients for timeless and profound wines of diverse and distinctive character.
The Edna Valley AVA is one of four AVA’s (American Viticultural Area) of the San Luis Obispo County in California’s Central Coast. Located in the south-western corner of the county, it is one of the oldest wine producing regions, dating back to 1800s. Its rich winemaking history allowed it to develop world class Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, Grenache, Riesling and Viognier. The Edna Valley AVA was once covered by the Pacific Ocean, which now benefits from marine sediment and very fertile soil, further enriched by humus, loam and clay. The cooler climate and long growing season–one of the longest growing seasons in the state–offers ideal conditions for producing exceptionally balanced and complex Pinot Noir. The elevation ranges from 238 feet along the valley to double that closer to the base of the San Lucas Mountains, although the temperature stay moderate throughout, due to proximity to the ocean.
Aged in one French oak barrel, one-year used, for 11 months
Bottled unfined and unfiltered in August 2017
Release date: March 2020