2021 Pinot Noir
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“There is something about Pinot Noir that brings to mind every season of the year. I think it’s Pinot’s curious mix of versatility and beguiling charm. Pinot Noir aromatics are like the first days of spring and fall – sweet, floral, and woodsy. The flavors beg for the first cookout of the season with its smokey and earthy flavors. In the dead of winter, I’ve got to have a glass to accompany holiday nuts and cheeses. However, in the summer, it’s light enough to have by itself while I swing on the winery hammock. I know you’ll find our 2021 Pinot Noir to be a great companion all year long.”
AROMATICS & FLAVORS
Our 2021 Pinot Noir grabs attention with its appealing color of a Red Delicious apple. Heady aromatics are of strawberry, licorice and the spicy perfume of carnations. The palate is framed with a broad creamy texture showcasing vibrant flavors common to the Pinot Noir varietal. Small sweet raspberries, and baking spice flavors with a slight note of almond make this wine ready to enjoy.
In 2021 Monterey had a cool and long growing season. The vineyards were covered in an extended marine layer while the rest of California was hot. The fog moved to the coast in September offering two weeks of warm weather before harvest. The 2021 Pinots from the region show refined flavor development.
FERMENTATION & AGING
Grapes were picked early in the morning to retain their bright and fresh qualities, then on to a cool fermentation and a gentle press before aging. The wine is aged in light toasted French oak.
Vineyard sources for the Toad Hollow Pinot Noir are located primarily in both San Bernabe and Arroyo Seco AVAs within the larger Monterey AVA. With long growing seasons as the norm, we look to those vineyards to provide rich color and plenty of flavor.
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir