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Adelaida SLO Pinot

Region: United States, California, San Luis Obispo County

Vintage: 2004


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Winery: Adelaida
Type of Grape: Pinot Noir
Style: Red
Price: $72

Description: In the tradition of the monopole wines of Burgundy, this serious 2nd label wine gets 100% of its fruit from our 40+ year old HMR Estate vineyard. Planted in 1964 on its own roots, the low yield selection (1-1½ tons/acre) comes from heavier soils and lower elevation sites in the vineyard which give us lighter weight wines suitable for current drinking. The HMR property lies on rolling hillsides in the mountainous Westside of Paso Robles (elevation 1,800 feet). Key to this locale is cooler median summer temperatures and the frequent morning fogs and mists which work in favor of the capturing the delicate and complex flavors of the eccentric Pinot Noir. Unusually heavy spring rains and more of a fitful Oregon-like summer led to lower Brix readings during the cool harvest period. Using 30% whole clusters in the native yeast fermentation added structure from the lignified stem tannins. Daily hand punch downs in tank promoted full skin contact while avoiding crushing the potential bitter seeds. The evolving flavors show firm and youthful tannins which segue way to impressions of tart cherries, cranberry relish and woodsy notes of underbrush and forest floor.


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