Land of Saints Pinot Noir
6 in stock
Region: Central Coast, California, United States
Grape varieties: Pinot Noir
Land of Saints Pinot Noir shows notes of forest floor, juniper, bramble, rose, and cerise. Finishes bright and long, with a hint of salinity.
Song: Animal Instinct by The Cranberries
6 in stock
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About Land of Saints Pinot Noir
Land of Saints Pinot Noir comes from three sites, harvested and vinified separately. The Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande sites were fermented de-stemmed; the Santa Maria Valley site fermented with 20% whole cluster. The wines were aged as single-vineyard lots for 11 months in neutral 59gal barrique, before coming together in tank one moon before bottling. Notes of forest floor, juniper, bramble, rose and cerise abounds. Finishes bright and long, with just a hint of salinity.
About Land of Saints
Land of Saints is a collaboration between Angela and Jason Osborne of A Tribute to Grace Wine Company, and Manuel Cuevas of C2 Cellars. The trio met during the 2013 vintage and have been discussing sunshine, moon signs, and their Kiwi/Cornish/Mexican-American roots ever since. They stem from three beautifully different corners of the globe, united by their love of California and the vinous expressions of Santa Barbara County.
About Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir is the dominant red wine grape of Burgundy, now adopted (and extensively studied) in wine regions all over the world. The variety’s elusive charm has carried it to all manner of vineyards. These extend from western Germany (as Spätburgunder) and northern Italy to Chile, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and the USA. California, Oregon, and New Zealand are arguably the greatest centers for the grape outside its home territory. However great Pinot Noir is made in all of these territories.
The essence of Pinot Noir wine is its aroma of red berries and cherry (fresh red cherries in lighter wines and stewed black cherries in weightier examples). Many of the more complex examples show hints of forest floor. Well-built Pinot Noirs, particularly from warmer harvests, suggest leather and violets, sometimes recalling Syrah.