2012 Pinot Noir
Lucky Well UV, Sonoma Coast
The Lucky Well Vineyard was planted in the fall of 2007 by Ulises Valdez (hence the "UV" in the wine's name) to Ehren Jordan's specifications.
The vineyard itself lies in the rolling hills approximately 3 miles to the north of Occidental and just a few miles inland from the Pacific Ocean on the "true" Sonoma Coast. The vineyard is ideally located above the fog line to maximize sunlight for ripening, but in a cool enough location to ensure a long growing season - prime for both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varietals. It is an organically dry-farmed vineyard with tightly planted vines, our vines are planted to Pommard & Swan clones. This is a beautiful dense garnet rose color with lovely pink rim variation.
This wine begins with raspberry and warming notes of cherry pie, baked cranberry and blackberry cobbler. The finish is vibrant and focused due to its bright acidity. Delicious!
90 - Robert Parker
|Harvest Date.........||October 2012|
|Barrel Program.....||11 Months in 40% New Oak|
|Vineyard...............||Lucky Well in Occidental, CA|
|Cases produced.....||285 Cases|