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Cornerstone Cellars

2016 Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Santa Rita Hills
Alcohol %
14.5

2016 Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir

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$60.00
/ 750 ml
SKU: CS16PNSRH

The fruit-focused core, depth and complexity is attributed to the morning fog, sunny days and cooling coastal breezes. The hillsides are covered with white chalky soils that allow for drainage, but also encourage a hint of minerality in the flavor and texture. Deep red cherry notes prevail in the aromas followed by tea leaves and gunflint.

Kari Auringer’s passion for Pinot Noir is only rivaled by her quest for unique terroirs that have a sense of place: Typically she looks for ones that render a more lifted aromatic profile due to complex soil minerality and grapes achieving phenolic ripeness, or long hangtime. Completely destemmed Dijon Clone 828, cold-soaked and punched down 3 times daily.