The 2019 Double L Pinot Noir is rich yet energetic. Aromas of black cherry, pine forest, and rose petal are supported on the palate by flavors of red and black fruits, with a hint of cinnamon. This wine features a medium body, crisp acidity, and elegant tannins.
Located in the well-drained foothills above the Salinas Valley, the Santa Lucia Highlands Appellation is California’s most distinctive region for growing terroir-driven wines.
The grapes were hand picked and sorted in the vineyard, then sorted a second time at the winery. Native yeasts began the seven percent whole cluster fermentation in open top tanks. After fermentation, the wine was transferred into 36% new French oak for ten months of aging.
Pairs well with duck confit, lamb shank, or prime rib.