2019 Two Sisters Lindsay's Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills
Our Two Sisters Reserve Pinot Noir highlights the best of our estate vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills. It is intensely concentrated with earthy tones of espresso, black pepper, and a bright pop of acidity that mimics cherry tannin.
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 75% new French oak barrels and aged for 19 months.
100% Pinot Noir
Sta. Rita Hills
19 months in 75% new French oak; Gamba, Boutes, Rousseau
100% malolactic fermentation
May 5, 2021
The 2019 growing season was notably cooler than average through spring and summer, but a burst of heat around Labor Day gave us the push we needed to increase Brix levels to their seasonal average. The disease pressure was low, but an anomaly of hard frost the first week of October forced us to bring the fruit in a hurry. Mother Nature delivered a roller coaster of weather, but with it came nuance and diversity of fruit expression.
558 cases produced