Complicated 2019 Pinot Noir, Monterey County


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Grapes for this 2019 Complicated Pinot Noir were sourced mainly from the acclaimed Herbert Ranch in Monterey County. This certified sustainable vineyard was planted in 1997. This site is sheltered from the traditionally strong Salinas Valley afternoon winds by a canyon, thus creating warmer temperatures in comparison to surrounding areas. Grapes were picked in the cool, early morning hours and underwent a cold soak for 24 hours before being fermented with select yeast strains. Each lot gets a tailored pump over schedule selected to enhance oak character and desired extraction levels. Once fermentation was complete, the highest quality lots were blended and aged to ensure the best aromatic and structural components worked in harmony. Aged in 15% new French oak. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this 91 points saying “Juicy aromas of raspberry sorbet, plum, mace and tarragon are fresh and zesty on the nose of this bottling. The palate is full of pleasant herbal tones, from fennel pollen…


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