2018 WALT La Brisa Pinot Noir
Vibrant ruby red in color, the La Brisa Pinot Noir is earthy, with notes of forest floor, ripe red fruit, raspberry pie, red cherry. Notes of barrel toast linger on the palate. The texture is rich, flavorful and plush, with beautiful soft tannin on the finish..
Ripe Red Fruit
This blend is predominately from our Bob’s Ranch Estate, with Gap’s Crown and Calesa vineyards completing the blend which features both Dijon and heritage clones. The resulting combination of diverse vineyard sites and clonal variation creates a complex wine with abundant fruit, making it a delicious Sonoma Coast blend.
|Varietal Composition||100% Pinot Noir|
|Barrel Aging||10 Months in 45% New French Oak (François Freres)|
|Vintage Notes||Following a series of warm, early harvests, this year’s growing season returned to a slower rhythm, allowing grapes to ripen gently with deep flavors. Our growers spent the summer and fall manicuring the vine canopies to provide the grapes enough shade from the sun while also preparing adequate airflow to deter mold. When Mother Nature did throw a couple of unpredictable systems at us, we were able to weather the storms and harvest exceptional fruit!|