2015 Two Sisters Reserve Lindsay's Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast
This limited production Reserve 2015 is an elegant, sophisticated wine for the true Pinot Noir connoisseur. The nose is flled with dark fruit notes of spicy plum, earthy pomegranate and cacao. Intense black pepper and juicy blackberry flavors fill the palate with accents of cured tobacco. The nicely structured mouthfeel is followed by lingering black cherry on the finish.
100% Pinot Noir
Sta. Rita Hills
25° Average Brix at harvest
16 months in 100% new French oak; Gamba, TW Boswell
70% Malolactic fermentation
Our Pinot Noir was hand-harvested from Lindsay’s Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills. The clusters were then de-stemmed with no crushing and the must was cold-soaked in open-top fermenters for four days prior to inoculation. Each tank was manually punched down daily for more extraction. The wine was then transferred to tank for settling after primary fermentation and maceration. Finally, individual lots were racked to 100% new French oak barrels and aged for 16 months.
The 2015 vintage was early, light and exceptionally high in quality. The vines experienced no hard dormancy and above average temperatures in February which resulted in an early bud break. The drought patterns from previous years and throughout the season yielded fruit with smaller berry and cluster size. This ultimately translated into intense flavor concentration producing wines that are rich, complex, and intense in character.
Limited production. Only 301 cases produced.