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2012 Firestone Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills

Rich and velvety with flavors of red raspberries, dark berries and spices, and underscored by a subtle earthiness.

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$35.00
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SKU: 004701
Winemaker Notes
The fruit for our 2012 Reserve Pinot Noir came from young vines comprised of clones 2A and 667 which are known for their small clusters and high flavor concentration. An exceptionally dark color profile for the varietal, this wine offers density across the senses. On the palate it is rich and velvety with flavors of red raspberries, dark berries and spices, and underscored by a subtle earthiness.
Other Notes
100% Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Acid
6.6 g/L
pH
3.45
Aging
14 months
100% French oak
20% new
Bottling Date
December 10, 2013
Alcohol %
14.50%
Production Notes
Located in California’s central coast region of Santa Barbara County, the Sta. Rita Hills AVA offers an ideal environment for growing cool-climate varietals. Foggy conditions and steady Pacific breezes combined with nutrient-poor soil make the AVA one of the world’s premier Chardonnay and Pinot Noir producing regions. Wines from this area are renown for their intense flavors, firm structure and ability to pair with a wide variety of cuisine.

The 2012 growing season was more by-the-book than we have experienced in recent years. A mild winter with modest rainfall was followed by a warm, sunny California summer. The weather afforded our vines the opportunity to grow without the stress of an extreme environment. The end result is a line up of some of the most varietally sound, delectable wines we have ever produced.
Production
405 cases produced
2012 Firestone Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills