Sinor-LaVallee San Luis Obispo Pinot Noir 2014

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Winemaker Notes:

This is our flagship Pinot Noir blend of eight clones that come together to create a complex reflection of our Bassi Vineyard terroir. Bassi Vineyard is located just 1.2 miles from the Pacific Ocean near Avila Beach, outside of any official AVA boundaries. While we are near to other Pinot Noir regions such as Edna Valley and Santa Maria Valley, we are blessed with a wholly distinct Pinot Noir expression that revolves around elegant red fruits, peppery complexity and a clean, lifted finish.

Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation San Luis Obispo County
Brand Sinor-LaVallee
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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Wine EnthusiastMike Sinor ekes out every last ounce of richness from his extreme coastal vineyard for this bottling, which shows mulberry and dark plum aromas along with loamy soil and dried rose petal. The flavors are equally hearty, evoking mulberry and black plum, but underlying black pepper, olive and herbal notes keep that ripeness in check. Its tannins are dense and the finish minty.

Matt Kettmann, July 1, 2017
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Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Pinot Noir San Luis Obispo has a touch Gevrey character in its masculine, mineral, black cherry and wild herb-laced bouquet. This gives way to a medium-bodied, rich and nicely textured Pinot Noir that still has a touch of oak to integrate. It should keep through 2022.

Jeb Dunnuck, August 30, 2016