2012 PINOT NOIRWine Match Special Selection

100% Pinot Noir
Dolin Estate

retail price: $32.00
club price: n/a
formats: 750mL
released:Sep 15, 2014
date profiled:Jul 16, 2015
region:Central Coast
AVA:Sta. Rita Hills
vineyards:John Sebastiano Vineyard
estate fruit:No
single vineyard: Yes
brix at harvest:24.3°
oak type:100% Fermented in Oak  
oak barrels:18% New  
oak aging: 20 Months  
pinot noir 35% Sta. Rita Hills Swan
pinot noir 35% Sta. Rita Hills 4
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Winemaker Kirby Anderson Notes
The 2012 Dolin Pinot Noir comes from select vineyard blocks in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. The combination of the area’s marine-based calcium-rich soils and cool climate makes this appellation ideal for Pinot Noir. The location’s windy influence from the Pacific Ocean limits yields, producing concentrated and complex flavors in the fruit. The 2012 Pinot Noir growing season in Sta. Rita Hills was ideal for both quality and abundance. The lack of rain, frost and storms in the spring allowed for ideal fruit set and resulted in slightly higher yields averaging around 3.0 tons per acre. Summer was mild with warm, sunny days and cool evenings. The warmer temperatures in August helped achieve phenolic ripeness. Following harvest the grapes ...more... were de-stemmed and then underwent a five-day cold soak. Fermentation took place in 1.3-ton fermentation tanks with twice-daily punch downs. Following the conclusion of primary fermentation, the wine settled for 36 hours and was pressed clean to medium-toast French oak barrels (18% new) from Francois Freres, Cadus, Damy and Dargaud et Jaeglé, where it aged for 20 months. This quintessential Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir blend exhibits a bright and aromatic scent of fresh berry compote, intense red cherry, blueberry and cocoa. A bright acidity invigorates the palate upon entry, giving way to a deeply textured mid-palate, with flavors of ripe red cherry and strawberry. The long finish is enhanced by nuanced hints of dried tobacco.
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