The 2021 Twelve Clones demonstrates the finesse typical of pinot noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands. Aromas of raspberry hard candy, bay laurel, and bergamot tea are complemented by flavors of red fruits, potpourri, and a hint of sweet and savory spices. Perfectly poised, this medium plus bodied wine is supported by elegant tannins. A wonderful accompaniment to roasted chicken and grilled salmon, as well as almost any duck, beef, or lamb preparation.
The grapes were picked and then hand-sorted in the vineyard. Upon arriving at the winery, grapes where sorted a second time before being destemmed. Whole berry fermentation was started using native yeasts in small, open top tanks. Two times each day the cap was gently punched down by hand. After fermentation, the wine was transferred into a combination of 30% new, one and two year-old French cooperage. The wine aged for almost a year before being bottled.
|Wine Style||Red Wine|
|Appellation||Santa Lucia Highlands|