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2012 Arnot-Roberts Legan Vineyard Barrel Sample Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

Vineyard nonirrigated, planted in the 1980s at a cold, windy location at 1,500 feet elevation in the Corralitos sub-region. Well-drained sandy loam soils with considerable fine crushed rock. Site shows hi acidity and low fruit transparency. Yield 1.5 tons per acre. 100% whole cluster, foot crushing, ambient yeast fermentation, aged in 5-year-old French oak barrels. Low sulfur levels. · Nose has a confected, carbonic character. Flavors veer to dark red and purple fruits with mild tannins and nervy acidity. Reviewed April 13, 2013

Winery: Arnot-Roberts
From article: Cruzin’ the Pinot Trail: Pinot Paradise in the Santa Cruz Mountains