2009 American Tradition Reserve Pinot Noir
Twenty years ago we began our American Tradition Reserve program by selecting the best barrels from the best vineyards and creating a blend that represents the ultimate expression of each vintage.
9/9/09 - 10/7/09
16 months in 50% new French oak
This Pinot Noir has a beautiful ruby garnet color. Scents of black cherry, cedar, raspberry, a touch of oak, vanilla & spice leap from your glass. On the palate you will enjoy flavors of black cherry, red currant and cranberry with mineral and earthy qualities.
54% from Rancho Las Hermanas (formerly Ashley’s Vineyard) in the Sta. Rita Hills, 29% Bien Nacido Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley & 17% Rio Vista in the Sta. Rita Hills. Harvested at 22.0-25.2 Brix. 1.8-2.7 tons per acre