2019 Las Brisas Pinot Noir

2019 Las Brisas Pinot Noir

2019 Las Brisas Pinot Noir

This Pinot Noir comes from the Las Brisas Vineyard in the Carneros appellation in Sonoma County. Francis Mahoney owns the vineyard and has been growing Pinot Noir in Carneros since the late 1960s. We are excited to be able to produce wine from two old California selections of Pinot Noir from such a storied region and a man with more experience and tenure than just about anyone around. The cold and windy Las Brisas Vineyard at the edge of the Carneros appellation produces a Pinot Noir that is all about elegance and delicacy. The wine is produced from the Swan clone and the Gamay Beaujolais clone of Pinot Noir. The former is spicy and savory. The latter is neither Gamay nor from Beaujolais but is a selection of Pinot that was very popular in California decades ago. It is a very juicy and fruity clone that makes up the textural core of our wine. Together the two clones make a great compliment.

Vinification

The two clones were picked and vinified separately. The wine was pressed to neutral barrels for 11 months and blended prior to bottling in September

Tasting Notes

The Las Brisas Pinot Noir is always full of energy and aromatically driven. The 2019 vintage yielded considerable concentration and finesse. This wine is full of crushed red fruit, cinnamon and sandalwood. Very pretty and polished.

$35 750 ml