Las Nenas 2017 Pinot Noir
Sta. Rita Hills, California
The 2018 Co^lluvial™ “Las Nenas” Pinot bottling is grounded in the majesty of California’s Santa Rita Hills AVA (American Viticultural Area). The fruit is drawn from the John Sebastiano and La Encantada Vineyards. John Sebastiano, tucked into the far eastern edge of the appellation, is one of California’s rising stars. The wines from this area tend to be darker, heavier with rich fruits. They can also possess a certain level of minerality, along with wonderful balancing acidity. Soils are clay-loam underlaid by limestone varying greatly in depth due to the nature of the slope and swales. La Encantada Vineyard, originally planted and owned by Richard Sanford, is mostly planted to Pinot Noir on the westernmost edge of the AVA and is one of the coolest sites in the appellation. Soils are a combination of clay, loam, shale and sand, which I believe contribute to the mineral notes in this elegant bottling.
“Earthy and gamy aromas kick off the nose of this bottling, which quickly veers toward dried cranberry. There is a solid sizzle to the sip, where wild plum and mulberry flavors pair well with touches of tarragon and anise”- Matt Kettmann Wine Enthusiast 92 Points
Salmon steaks on the grill or air fryer, spicy rub and arugula salad. Lamb Chops, sautéed spinach and wild rice. Sushi!
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