Colluvial "MT" Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018
|Region||California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills|
The 2018 Co^lluvial™ “MT” Pinot bottling is grounded in the majesty of California’s Santa Rita Hills AVA (American Viticultural Area). The fruit is drawn from the Sanford & Benedict Vineyard. First planted in 1971, this vineyard is home to the oldest Pinot Noir vines in Santa Barbara County. Named one of the five most important and iconic vineyards in California by Wine Enthusiast, the Sanford & Benedict Vineyard is renowned for both its historical significance and the continued quality of the fruit it produces. The vineyard has some of the most complex soils we have been lucky enough to work with. Mostly clay and clay loam, this hillside vineyard is also strewn with pockets of limestone, fracture shale, chert and other sedimentary deposits. This mixture gives the soil great water holding capacity from the clay but breaks up the matrix by aeration and drainage from the stony components.
Toasty aromas of wood, mace and cinnamon weave through the Bing cherry and red-plum aromas on the nose of this bottling. The palate leans into the riper flavors of baked strawberry soaked in cinnamon and dusted with herbs.