2010 PINOT NOIRWine Match Special Selection

100% Pinot Noir
Blair Estate

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $35.00
club price: n/a
available:None
cases:258
formats: 750mL
released:Aug 11, 2012
date profiled:Sep 23, 2013
region:Central Coast
AVA:Arroyo Seco
vineyards:Delfina's Vineyard
estate fruit:Yes
single vineyard: Yes
brix at harvest:25.0°
alcohol:14.2%
fined:Yes
filtered:Yes
oak type:100% French  
oak barrels:100% New  
oak aging: 10 Months  
 
varietal%AVAclone
pinot noir 52% Arroyo Seco 4
pinot noir 16% Arroyo Seco 777
pinot noir 16% Arroyo Seco 667
pinot noir 16% Arroyo Seco 115
 
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low sulfite wine
Winemaker Jeffrey Blair Notes
The 2010 growing season had above average rainfall in the spring and cool summer temperatures that delayed the vines about two weeks. Warm weather in late September ripened the fruit for a harvest that lasted through mid October in Delfina's Vineyard which was only at 3rd leaf when harvested. Whole berry fermentation was started with cultured yeasts in small open top tanks. The Cap was manually punched down for optimum extraction and structure with soft tannins. The wine was transferred to a combination of eleven medium and medium-plus toast new Burgundy barrels for malo-lactic fermentation and 10 months of aging. In the glass, the inaugural Blair Pinot Noir displays a nose of rose petal, anise and spice combining with bing cherry and st ...more... rawberry. This spicy fruit tandem carries onto the palate, joined with a light touch of warm, vanillin-oak. Medium acidity and silky tannins give the wine weight in the mouth and carry it to a long finish. An incredibly food-versatile Pinot; try it with roast salmon, duck, lamb, mushroom dishes or just about anything off the grill.
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