Presqu’ile Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County 2021
2021 was one of the coolest growing seasons in recent memory. In fact, it never really felt like summer happened. More like a prolonged spring that flowed right into fall. A late bud break combined with a cold spring and summer led to minimal fruit set and smaller berries. This yielded wines with nicely concentrated flavors, good tannin structure and great acid – all the makings of an exceptional vintage.
HARVEST October 4, 2021
VARIETY 100% Pinot Noir
VINEYARD Presqu’ile – 50%, Cottonwood – 25%, Kick on – 25%
SOIL Garey series, Sandy Loam, Sand
FERMENTATION Native Yeast
ELEVAGE 9 months in Neutral French Oak 70% and Stainless Steel 30%
Vinous – “The 2021 Pinot Noir is another terrific appellation-level wine in this range from Presqu’ile. Bright acids, sweet floral top notes and bright red cherry fruit all run though this vibrant appellation-level Pinot. The 2021 is impeccably done. Even better, it should be a fabulous value.” (90-91 Pts)
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