2018 Two Sisters Lindsay's Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills
94 Points - Wine Enthusiast
The 2018 Reserve Lindsay’s Pinot Noir opens with aromatics of decadent red and black cherry with accents of dried raspberry fruit. On the palate, this wine has an intense concentration with earthy tones of pomegranate, black pepper, and a bright pop of acidity that mimics cranberry tannin. The wine finishes with great texture and length. Simply put, this wine is stunning.
100% Pinot Noir
Sta. Rita Hills
25° Avg Brix at Harvest
16 months; 80% new French oak; Gamba and TW Boswell
May 5, 2020
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 80% new French oak barrels and aged for 16 months.
Clones: 667, 777, Pommard; e 2018 growing season can be summed up with the catchphrase, “worth the wait”. A somewhat turbulent start to the growing season led to mild, consistent weather that allowed the grapes retain their acid level and avors to mature at a slow and steady pace. This combined with low disease pressure set the stage for tremendous fruit quality and great winemaking. We started picking three weeks later than average and the rich, in depth flavor profiles rendered were well worth the wait.