2020 WALT La Brisa Pinot Noir 1.5L
Dark ruby in color, La Brisa Pinot Noir opens with ample bright red fruit and savory earth aromas. Bold flavors of strawberry, cherry, clove and sous bois linger on the palate. The rich texture is lifted by cool climate acidity and whole cluster complexity with a fresh, savory finish.
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 40% New French Oak (François Frères)|
|Appellation||Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County|
|Vineyard||Bob's Ranch Vineyard, Gap's Crown Vineyard & Select Grower Partners|
|Vintage Notes||The season started out with an unseasonably warm, dry winter. It wasn't until the end of March that cold, rainy weather arrived, and the mild spring gave the vines a strong, early start. Even with above normal temperatures throughout the summer and fall, we still experienced the marine influence that defines the limiting conditions of our premium Pinot Noir sites - cool morning fog and afternoon wind. This vintage produced great wines that are fresh, focused, and beautifully balanced.|