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2018 Folktale Santa Lucia Highlands Reserve Pinot Noir

2018 Folktale Santa Lucia Highlands Reserve Pinot Noir
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Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Santa Lucia Highlands
Harvest Date
9/5 - 9/20
5.7 g/L
20% new French Oak
Small Batch Native Fermentation
Alcohol %
Wine Enthusiast
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The wine opens with fresh rose petals, black cherry, cardamom, baking spice, and graham cracker. On the palate, pencil shavings, slate, minerality and wet leather balance with juicy cherry compote flavors.
Vineyard Notes
Escolle Vineyard, clones Pommard 4, 777, and 2A Tondre Grapefield, clones 943, Pommard 4, and 115
Production Notes
Harvested between 9/5 and 9/20 of 2018, the grapes were sorted three times before being allowed to spontaneously ferment in small batches for around 2.5 weeks. The grapes were hand punched down daily to gently extract color, tannin, and flavors. After fermenting, the grapes were gently basket pressed and racked to French Oak barrels to age. The wine was blended and racked back to barrel in the summer of 2019, and bottled in March 2020 (total of 16 months in barrel).
Winemaker Notes
Best to Drink: Through 2030
900 Cases
Other Notes
32% Whole Cluster Fermentation