Arroyo Grande Valley
Hand harvested September 16 – October 9, 2010
30% new barrels from the forests of Allier and Vosges
2010 Rincon Vineyard Pinot Noir
This wine is no longer available.
This wine balances an earthy bouquet layered with sweet notes of blackberry, and dusty chocolate with hints of slate and vanilla bean. The mid-palate is velvety in texture with flavors of red fruit, mineral, and a distinct earthiness that express the masculine attributes of the Rincon Vineyard. This pinot noir pairs nicely with hearty meat dishes like braised short ribs and rack of lamb.
The 2010 year began with average rainfall followed by a very warm spring which enhanced fruit set. The summer and fall months were the coolest on record leading to an exceptionally long growing season. A six day heat spell in mid-September finished the ripening. Yields in the Arroyo Grande Valley were average and the grapes had lower sugar levels and perfectly developed flavors.
Fermented with native yeasts in open top fermenters