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2017 Tatomer Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County

America/United States, California
Tatomer Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Santa Barbara County
Winery Tatomer
Vintage 2017
Color Red
Grapes Pinot Noir
¥5,060  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Santa Barbara County
Winery Tatomer
Vintage 2017
Color Red
Grapes Pinot Noir
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.0%
Product Code TT-4PNSB17
UPC NONE
Inventory In Stock
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

My wines are distinctly Californian, while having an old-world aesthetic.  I always try to make wines that are both easy to drink, and pair well with food.  This was certainly my intention with this wine.

Production

Viticulture

This Pinot Noir is a blend of multiple clones and vineyards around the Sta. Rita Hills appellation of Santa Barbara.  All the vineyards are sustainably farmed, hand harvested, and one of them, Duvarita, is certified Biodynamic.  Each clone is harvested separately and fermented in small batches. 

Vinification

I am a fan of whole cluster fermentation due to the aromatic lift and pallet feel it gives.  About 50% of this wine was fermented this way.  Vinification was executed with an emphasis on minimal extraction.   Only one punchdown per day during primary fermentation, and then gently pressed.  From this point on, the wine is only moved with gravity.  All of the lots were aged for 18 months in neutral French oak.  The wine was bottled without finning or filtration.