VINTAGE - 2012
APPELLATION - CALIFORNIA. (53% San Luis Obispo, 40% Sonoma, and 7% Monterey Counties)
BARREL REGIME - French oak aged for 10 months
WINEMAKER - Greg Stach
ALCOHOL - 14.5%
Blending vineyards from cool climate sites in San Luis Obispo, Sonoma, and Monterey Counties, our Overlook Pinot Noir represents the best of the vintage. Quality and flavor begin in the vineyard, which is why rapport with our growers is so important. Winemaker Greg Stach becomes intimately involved in our growers’ viticultural practices, and personally chooses grapes from the finest vineyards allowing us to create a wine that captures the essence of the vintage.
Our pinot noir grapes are hand harvested in the vineyard. The fruit is hand sorted at the winery and fermented in small single vineyard lots with daily hand punch downs. The Overlook Pinot Noir is aged 10 months in 100% French oak barrels. During the aging process, the winemaking team tastes, tests, and then finally selects from these individual barrels to create the final blend of our Overlook Pinot Noir.
The 2012 Overlook Pinot Noir has a bright ruby core with intense aromas of blackberries, violets, all-spice, and black cherry. This medium-bodied pinot noir exhibits bright acidity with flavors of grilled strawberries, Bing cherry, and candied orange zest that is balanced with softly integrated tannins. This wine is ready to drink now, but would also benefit from 2-3 years in the cellar.
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