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Pinot Noir 'Santa Cruz Mountains', Alesia [by Rhys]

– All estate fruit from the six Santa Cruz Mountains estate vineyards

– Selection of heirloom and suitcase vine material

– 10% whole cluster fruit

– Foot-tread twice a day, no punch-downs or pump-overs

– Aged in French oak (10% new) for 18 months

Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Santa Cruz Mountains
Variety:
Pinot Noir
Color:
Red

Press & Reviews

Vinous Media

Score:
90
Date:
August 2018
Review:
The 2016 Pinot Noir (Santa Cruz Mountains) is a terrific appellation-level wine. Lifted and gracious, with terrific energy and cut, the 2016 is super-expressive today. Bright red cherry, orange peel, mint and chalky notes give the 2016 is attractive aromatic top notes to play off the wine's energetic personality. The 2016 includes all the fruit from Rhys's new Mt. Pajaro vineyard.