Cru 2007 Montage Pinot Noir

The Numbers

Varietal(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation: 60% Arroyo Grande, 30% Santa Barbara, 20% Monterey
Harvest Date(s): October 9 and October 15, 2007
Average Brix at Harvest: 24.6
Total acid: .601
RS: .04
PH: 3.69
Finished Alcohol: 14.2
Bottling Date: Sepember 9, 2008
Total 9-liter cases: 3000

The Vineyards and Vintage

Our Montage Pinot Noir is a composition of multiple vineyard lots; two vineyards that we can name: Paraiso Vinyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands, and Chualar Canyon Vineyard in the northern Salinas Valley make up the smallest part of this blend.  The larger pieces of this composition  were sourced from famous name vineyards in Arroyo Grande and Santa Barbara and cannot be revealed.  A mystery on paper to be sure, but  not a mystery in the glass; as the various elements come together as classically styled Pinot with a lovely varietal nose and light well balance fruit.

The Wine

Rich garnet in hue, this is classic Central Coast Pinot Noir! Cola, black cherry dried rose petal and bramble all come through at first wiff, with classic varietal flavors of cranberry, black cherry, and mushroom with earthy undertones.  The finish is dry with tart red cherry pie filling flavors.