2015 Storrs Pinot Noir
Earthy and medium-bodied with bright notes of strawberry. Due to its aging in small French oak cooperage and long-term bottle aging, you will find this wine soft and supple with lovely notes of vanilla.
The grapes for this wine were grown in vineyards located in the southern portion of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Dotting the western foothills of Mount Madonna, these vineyards benefit from both the nearby Monterey Bay’s cooling influence and the warm sunshine which rains down upon their southwest-facing slopes. A low Region 1, the grapes grown here display vivid, varietal notes while maintaining a backbone necessary for great structure and ageability. To further optimize maturity in the grapes, the vineyards utilize a number of sunlight-tovine enhancing strategies including leaf-pulling, shoot thinning, quadrilateral cordons, vertical-shootpositioning, and fruit-thinning.