2021 WALT La Brisa Pinot Noir
Editors' Choice. Review coming soon.
93 Points | Wine Spectator, James Molesworth
"This is dripping with fruit, as raspberry, mulberry and plum compote notes roll through, along with sweet spice and red licorice accents. Reveals just enough brambly energy underneath to keep things honest. For fans of the style, though."
93 Points | Owen Bargreen
"...a gorgeous offering that blends a range of vineyards from the Sonoma Coast AVA. Very juicy with pomegranate seed, kumquat zest, freshly tiled salty soils and shades of red rose water, this is delicious, bright and concentrated Pinot Noir that is drinking beautifully right now."
This 2021 vintage wine opens with luscious red fruits accented with an earthy note of freshly tilled soil. The rich texture is brightened with juicy raspberry and cherry flavors, while toasty barrel notes carry through to a fresh, savory finish.
Freshly Tilled Soil
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 30% New French Oak (François Frères)|
|Appellation||Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County|
|Vineyard||Bob's Ranch and Select Vineyard Partners|
|Vintage Notes||The alluring 2021 vintage is remarkable for its low yields, which resulted in an extra degree of concentration in our wines. In a second year of drought, the vines grew quickly in the warm spring weather while our team judiciously managed watering block by block. By summer, the vines had set a lighter than average crop, and cooler weather in August allowed time for vineyard passes to finetune the fruit load and manage the canopy. After a smooth harvest season, we are excited about the flavor-packed 2021's.|