Pinot Noir

“Mission Grove”

California

“Mission Grove” refers to the native Californian Olive cultivar, originally planted at the San Diego Mission by Franciscan monks.  Mission olives grow throughout California, close to areas we source our Pinot Noir.

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Region

California AVA – 60% Clarksburg, 40% Monterey

Vineyard

Pinot Noir is a grape variety that demands optimum growing conditions.  Sixty percent of our blend comes from vineyards in the Clarksburg region where the clay and loam soils combined with a cooling effect from the Sacramento Delta, balances the acidity in the ripening of the fruit.  The other forty percent is grown from vineyards in the Monterey region that benefits from direct sunshine and shelter from the Pacific winds by the Santa Lucia Mountains.  This is where the low temperature during the nights and the warm days are just perfect for Pinot Noir.

Winemaking

A seven day fermentation process during which the wine is cold soaked for 2 days and pumped over twice a day.  It is then allowed to go through malolactic fermentation and later aged on French Oak for 12 months. Alcohol: 13.6%

Tasting Notes & Food Pairing

Our Pinot Noir “Mission Grove” has lovely aromas of violets and ripe cherries and is soft on the palate, delicate but with delightful impressions of raspberries and other red fruits.

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