2013 Ryan Cochrane Wines Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley "Solomon Hills Vineyard"

93 Points "Editors Choice" - Matt Kettmann, WIne Enthusiast Magazine
91 Points - Dr. Rusty Gaffney, "The Prince of Pinot"
10% Discount On Purchase Of A Case 

Tasting Notes 

I have really fallen in love with this vineyard. There’s this unmistakeable characteristic about wines made from this site that is uniquely Solomon Hills. In 2013, I added an extra clone to the mix which really gave this wine an extra level of complexity and balance. And it also made it a little addictive too. As always, the nose explodes right out of the glass, unleashing aromas of rich red berries, black licorice, sandalwood, fresh flowers, black tea with lemon and mushroomy earth. On the palette, I’m getting garden strawberries, bing cherries, spice cake, orange marmalade, tea and underlying wet forest floor. The wine has a beautiful light garnet color, which alludes to its medium-light bodied character and perfect balance. The wine starts off with a bright and showy mouthfeel, but morphs into something much more complex as an effervescent acidity takes over with a nice snap at the end. This wine lingers on the tongue 4 evah!

33% Dijon 115 33% Dijon 667 33% Pommard 5
25% whole cluster fermentation
Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 20% new
14.2% Alcohol

Limited Production 5 Barrels

This wine can only be shipped to:

California, Florida, Minnesota

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