Origin: United States
- Edna Valley
The Stone Corral Vineyard is planted on the southeast slope of an uplifted seabed on the west side of the Edna Valley appellation. The coastal terrain features transverse ranges allowing the appellation to open up to the Pacific Ocean from Morro Bay and Pismo Beach. The climate is strongly influenced by the ocean providing ideal, temperate growing conditions for Pinot Noir. Early spring warming, mild
summer temperatures and late arriving cold fall temperatures and rain provide a long growing season for the development of rich color with concentrated and complex flavors. 2012 was a textbook vintage for the central coast with even budbreak and moderate growth.
Mold pressures were low in the vineyard and a long, mild growing season enabled critical picking decisions to be made without any pressure from Mother Nature.
Soil profiles on the estate are fairly unique for the Edna Valley and vary between blocks from sand, sandy loam, loamy sand, pebbly sandy clay loam, all fine angular blocky, including decomposing sandstone layers and numerous fossil rocks. The soils are well drained and marine in origin, resulting in an elegant Pinot Noir with extraordinary floral attributes.
This gem is a blend of a few precious, select barrels hailing from the finest blocks of Stone Corral Vineyard.
Black raspberry, root beer, white rock and chamomile flowers dominate the bouquet.
The mouthfeel is sleek and nuanced with rich layers of wild berries, Stella cherry, forest floor and pecan sandie cookies.
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