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Lea Pinot Noir SRH 2014

Lea Pinot Noir SRH 2014

92 Points - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate

This wine is a blend of Pinot Noir sourced from three vineyards within the Santa Rita Hills appellation, an area known to have ideal growing conditions for Pinot Noir. The grapes come from the Turner Vineyard, Mormann Vineyard and Buona Terra Vineyard, and each brings its own signature to the blend.

Buona Terra contributes red fruits and fresh acidity while the Turner delivers darker, stone fruit notes and a streak of exotic spice and pepper. Mormann rounds out the blend with a silky texture, long finish and juicy red raspberry and pomegranate.

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About this wine

This food-friendly Pinot bursts from the bottle with red raspberry and pomegranate flavors followed by exotic spices and notes of pepper. The silky texture makes it an exceptionally food-friendly wine - pairing well with foods as varied as shellfish dishes and grilled steak.

Wine profile

Vintage
2014
Wine Type
Lea
Varietal
100% Pinot Noir
Appellation
Santa Rita Hills
Acid
0.56 g/100ml
pH
3.70
Alcohol
14.5%

Vineyard Notes

Grown in the white sandy soil at the Zotovich Vineyard in the western edge of the Santa Rita Hills appellation.  For this Lea wine, we selected clones 114, 115, and 777 from areas of the vineyard which consistently produce excellent flavors.

Harvest:  September 10th, 2014

Production Notes

Fermentation:  Crushed into small open top fermenters and cold-soaked for two days, the must was inoculated and fermented on the skins for two weeks to develop full rich flavor and structure.

Cooperage / Aging:  The wine was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.

Bottling Date:  November 10, 2015                             

Winemaker Notes

Color:  Rich ruby

Aromas:  Blueberry, raspberry, with hint of vanilla

Palate:  Elegant, well structured tannins, fresh berry flavors, long rich fruit finish

Production

245 Cases