Wenzlau Vineyard Pinot Noir Drawing Board Santa Rita Hills

Wenzlau Vineyard


Wine label
Bottle sizes:750 ML
Country:United States
Appellation:Santa Rita Hills
Varietals:Pinot Noir
Vineyard:Sourced from new plantings and steep hillside parcels in the Wenzlau estate vineyard
Orientation:Santa Rita Hills-south, ocean facing canyon
Soil:Diatomaceous clay and limestone
Viticulture:Practicing organic
Vinification:Pressed and fermented using 25% whole cluster in stainless steel. Transferred to barrel (30% new).
Aging:15 months on the lees and then racked to tank for 2 months and aged for a year in bottle
Production:400 cases
Tasting:The ripe, full clusters allowed us the opportunity to work with more stems than the previous vintage, maybe close to 25% in the finished wine. The juiciness of the berries provide great presence of bright red fruit while maintaining a rich flavor profile with nice mid-pallet weight and good structure.