Windrun

2012 San Luis Obispo Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

California: San Luis Obispo: Edna Valley

Offer Expired:Apr 23, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$23.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

Fly like the Wind

Today’s 2012 San Luis Obispo Pinot Noir hails from my newest hidden gem winery discovery, Windrun.

This soft, elegant, juicy Pinot Noir was made by Santa Barbara Pinot Noir legend, Ken Brown, who sold his Byron winery brand to Mondavi in 1990. He stayed on with Mondavi until 2005 and now makes wine under his new Ken Brown label. He also makes wines for numerous other wineries, from some of the best Pinot Noir grapes in the world, including Cargassachi, Rancho La Vina, Clos Pepe and Nielson.

Many a famous winemaker has mentored under Ken Brown including Jim Clendenen of Au Bon ClimatBob Lindquist of Qupe Wine CellarsChuck Carlson of Curtis WineryLane Tanner of Lane Tanner WineryAdam Tolmach of Ojai VineyardClay Brock of Wild Horse Winery and Mike Sinor of Sinor-LaVallee…. to name a few.

Today’s wine is lovely, fresh and balanced on the nose, with aromas of black cherry, dried cranberry, soft brown spice, fresh forest floor, pomegranate and subtle tobacco.

Soft and supple on entry, with flavors of dried cherry, dried cranberry, blackberry reduction, dried leaves, subtle spice and a hint of dried tobacco.

Enjoy!

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What the wine press has to say:

93 Points - Beverage Testing Institute - “Bright medium garnet color. Bright aromas and flavors of cherry pie, praline, and raspberry preserves with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a smooth, intricate, medium-long beets, orange, and nuts finish with well-integrated, fine tannins and light oak. A light and lively pinot that offers subtlety and refinement.”

Tasting Profile

Look:

Pure garnet hues with gem-like clarity, from core to edge. Tall, skinny legs move swiftly down the glass wall.

Smell:

Black cherry, dried cranberry, soft brown spice, fresh forest floor, pomegranate and subtle tobacco.

Taste:

Dried cherry, dried cranberry, blackberry reduction, spice, dried leaves, subtle spice and a hint of dried tobacco.

Finish:

Long and elegant, with fruits that fade to reveal earthy flavors, spice, and soft minerals.

Pairing:

Enjoy this elegant Pinot with grilled pork loin, herbed salmon or a pinot and herb-rubbed grilled chicken.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Ken Brown
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Vintage
2012
Appellation
California, San Luis Obispo
Abv
13.8%
TA
5.3 g/l
pH
3.72
Bottling date
July 18, 2013
Production
1648 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Apr 23, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$23.00
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