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2015 Walk Slow Pinot Noir

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
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/ 2015 Walk Slow Pinot Noir
SKU: 2015WSPN

This wine is always a blend of a couple of vineyards that we think work well together. It has been a blend of Babcock and Bentrock three times in the last 5 years, which should tell you how well we think the fruit from these two vineyards work together. Last year the blend was mostly Babcock with a touch of Bentrock to round it out. This year is the exact opposite. It is 70% Bentrock with 30% Babcock rounding it off. In 2015, I found the savory sweet fruit from Babcock, although quite delicious, to be a bit overwhelming as the basis for this wine. I’m trying to build complexity here and it would have overpowered any other vineyard I paired with. On the other hand, as a foil to the otherwise crisp and edgy Bentrock vineyard fruit, it worked beautifully.

Tasting Notes: It has a rich, shimmering, ruby red color. The nose is very expressive and unmistakably Pinot Noir. Alongside beautiful fruit I am struck by spice, crushed stone, earthy black tea and underbrush from 30% whole cluster fermentation. On the palate, earthy dark fruits and pomegranate are forefront, along with the classic Sta. Rita cola/clove spice. The Bentrock provides the backbone of both acidity and tannin here but the Babcock compliments by adding a rich, round mouth feel. There is a definite savory quality on the finish that is due to that stem inclusion during fermentation. This wine should age gracefully for a decade.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
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