Estancia Estates

2011 Stonewall Vineyard Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir •Stonewall Vineyard

California: Monterey County: Santa Lucia Highlands

Offer Expired:Apr 17, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$40.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

All the King's Pinot

Of all the varietals we taste, Pinot Noir is by far the biggest wild card. Pinot can be dark and brooding or light and refreshing - we just never know until we give it a try. Well, we happened to strike gold with today’s Estancia Estates 2011 Stonewall Vineyard Pinot Noir. This wine was the smash hit of our most recent tasting panel (and a sure-fire crowd pleaser).

Sourced from the Santa Lucia Highlands, one of the premier Pinot growing areas in California, today’s wine is soft and elegant, with robust and deep flavors that beautifully coat the palate. Don’t miss out!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Deep scarlet with flecks of magenta in the glass, with the faintest hint of a lighter red rim.

Smell:

Lush and concentrated aromas of dark cherry and strawberry greet you initially and are quickly trailed by aged cedar wood, cigar box, clove, and a touch of white pepper.

Taste:

Robust and concentrated, with dark fruit flavors of baked black cherry, boysenberry, and sweet plum coating the initial palate. These flavors are trailed by sweet tobacco leaf, earthy mushroom, anise, and subtle dark baking spices.

Finish:

This Pinot is best decanted. Give the wine a chance to breathe, and you will be greeted by a silky, luxurious finish highlighted by dark cherry and subdued hints of terroir and spice.

Pairing:

A homemade, rustic whole wheat pizza, topped with fresh mushrooms, prosciutto, and provolone cheese.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Clay Brock
Appellation
Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County, California
Vineyard
Stonewall Vineyard
Fruit Variety
100% Pinot Noir
Cooperage
14 months in 30% new French oak
ABV
14.2%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Apr 17, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$40.00
Avg. Price
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