Sold Out - 2016Pinot NoirGarys' Vineyard
Roses, dark fruit, chocolate ganache and cinnamon
Plums, blackberry, cocoa, chicory and chocolate
Mid-palate tannins, youthful and vibrant
Plush with soft tannins
Enjoyable over the next 4 to 6 years
Fresh summer salad of heirloom tomatoes, creamy burrata, basil and a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar
September 12, 2016
17 months in barrel; 11 months on primary lees
100% French Oak; 17% New
The 2016 vintage began as mild winter but surprised us with good rains in the late spring. The central coast of California enjoyed winter rains as a welcome break from the dry winters of the last several years. The growing season began early, and so did harvest. Budbreak was in early April, followed by veraison in late-July, permitting us to harvest in mid-September. The young vines develop a beautiful intensity and rich fruit because they ripen at a slightly slower pace.
From one of the most famous vineyards in California, we are thrilled to share with you our first ever Garys' Vineyard Pinot Noir. Set in the heart of the Santa Lucia Highlands, and neighboring Soberanes Vineyard, this site has been producing world class Pinot Noir since the mid 90s. Named after longtime friends and grape growers, Gary Pisoni and Gary Franscioni, are very selective of the wineries they choose to partner with. We are thrilled they have chosen to work with us. We can't wait to share this wine with you.