2013 Lilo Vineyard Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
100% Lilo Vineyard
Santa Cruz Mountains
174 Cases Produced
Lilo Vineyard is located at a 1000 ft elevation on a south facing steep hillside of the Santa Cruz Mountains. This 4.5 acre vineyard of Pinot Noir is grown on sandstone, schist, and shale soils. It also shares a view of the Monterey Bay and in turn a cool pacific ocean influenced climate.
~30% whole cluster, 5-6 day cold soak with small sulfur addition. Indigenous yeast fermentation, no additions made. 9 day primary fermentation, 8 day maceration. Gently pressed into neutral barrels and 20% new french oak barrel. Malolactic fermentation in barrel, 14 month ageing. Bottled unfined, unfiltered.
Delicate, light in tannin with bright acidity. Classic Pinot fruit aromas of cherry and raspberry. Subtle complexity and earthiness draws you in on the palate. Balanced and elegant with a slight spice on the finish.
This wine is unfiltered and has some lees that should be settled before pouring. Once the bottle has settled either on its side during longer term storage or upright if less than a month, care should be taken to not disturb any sediment. It is suggested to decant the wine before serving.
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