2016 Lincourt Annie Dyer Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills
Our 2016 Annie Dyer Pinot Noir is rich and complex, displaying multiple layers of aromatics as it opens up. Initially the aroma of dark chocolate covered cherries are followed by a round, lush palate of blueberry and blackberry notes. Rich cocoa then evolves into a finish of charred French oak followed by a hint of espresso.
Food Pairing Notes
This wine has great structure and can stand up to the bold flavors of a juicy grilled steak.
100% Pinot Noir
Sta. Rita Hills
August 26 - October 4, 2016
18 months in French oak, 60% new
March 22, 2018
2016 was an excellent vintage producing moderate yields and highly concentrated fruit. Bud break occurred on February 17, followed by a cooling period which caused a prolonged bloom and set. Overall the vine canopy growth was much stronger than in 2015, as the vines took advantage of increased rainfall in the winter. The grapes came into the winery from August 26 – October 4, showing great balance and bright fruit tones. As part of the original Spanish Land Grant, the Rancho Santa Rosa Vineyard is one of Santa Barbara’s most historic properties. This beautiful south-facing hillside climbs from 500 to 1,000 feet above sea level. This wine features Pinot Noir clones 667 and Pommard. After harvest, the fruit was cold soaked for four days and then fermented in open tops with regular punch downs to extract maximum color and flavor. It was aged in 100% French oak barrels.