2016 Windy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir
Technical Data
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Santa Cruz Mountains
Acid
4.8
pH
3.90
Alcohol %
12.30
Wine Enthusiast
94
Wine Advocate
94

2016 Windy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

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$78.00
 
SKU: PNWH16

Windy Hill always produces some of our most aromatic Pinot Noir. The soaring nose is confirmed by the expressive palate- juicy red fruits, spice and a background of forest-floor. This wine is drinking quite well in its youth, but should evolve quite nicely over the next 5-7 years at minimum.

Vineyard
The Windy Hill Vineyard, re-planted in 2012, is perched on the very top of the Fogarty Estate at just under 2000 ft. These 2.5 acres, are buffeted by wind, drenched in fog and grown in desperately shallow soil; Windy Hill is a tough place to be a grapevine. Lucky for us this leads to fantastic fruit. The wines are ethereal with red fruits, spice and distinct mineral notes. This is our tightest-spaced Estate Vineyard and is planted to old California Heritage Selections of Pinot Noir.