Carmel Road Panorama Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
|Region||California, Central Coast, Arroyo Seco|
Rising from the wide mouth of the deep, cold Monterey Bay, the Arroyo Seco AVA is located 40 miles up the Salinas Valley, nestled to the west on the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Directly in the path of the ocean’s relentless influence, fog and fierce winds sweep over the vineyards, making this one of the coldest wine regions in California. The maritime climate combines with well-drained, alluvial gravel soils to produce Pinot Noir with bright, vibrant fruit flavors.
The 2016 Pinot Noir Panorama Vineyard was aged in 28% new French oak for 16 months. It has a pale to medium ruby color with scents of crushed cranberries, red and black cherries, rhubarb, warm earth, black tea leaves, rose petals, dried citrus peel and tree bark—a pretty interplay of ripe fruits and perfumed earthy character. Light to medium-bodied, it's elegant and silky textured in the mouth, with a sturdy frame of grainy tannins and great juicy freshness, finishing long and perfumed. 305 cases produced.