Alma Rosa Pinot Noir 2015


Alma Rosa Pinot Noir 2015

Winery Tasting Notes: Bright nose, with dusty raspberry, sage and thyme, laced with butterscotch and light-toast coffee bean cues from the French oak barrels. Flavors of ripe raspberry, red cherry and baking spices are lifted by the fresh acid backbone. On the palate, it is focused and medium-bodied, with fine grip from the seed tannin.

Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol Level: 14.1%
Winemaker: Nick De Luca
Production: 1750 cases
Maturity: Drink now – 2024

Pairings: Grilled corn, Grilled Pork Chops,aged cheddar

Fun Facts: Alma Rosa is deeply rooted in the winemaking history of the Santa Rosa hills, inside the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Growing conditions combine here more sunshine than Southern Europe with the powerful cooling influence of onshore winds and fog from Pacific Ocean. The unique geography, moderate climate and clay-loam soils attracted Richard Sanford to this area in the early 70’s, where he pioneered Pinot Noir in Santa Barbara County decades before the “Sideways” movie craze. In 1983 he established on our home ranch one of the first organic-certified vineyards in the Central Coast.


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