Stone Corral Vineyard
Hand harvested September 25 - October 4, 2010.
30% new French oak barrels
2010 Stone Corral Vineyard Pinot Noir
This wine is no longer available.
This wine has a savory, smoky bouquet layered with dark fruit notes of blueberry, black cherry, and notes of allspice. This full-bodied pinot noir has plush flavors consistent with the aromas, as black fruits are layered with mineral and spice notes. The texture is rich with medium tannins and a long, dusty finish. This lush pinot noir matches well with pork tenderloin 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