2019 Pinot Noir, Soberanes Vineyard

2019 Pinot Noir, Soberanes Vineyard

One of California’s most sought-after sites, the Soberanes Vineyard is located in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. Proximity to the Pacific Ocean leaves a thick blanket of fog across the vineyards most mornings. By the afternoon, strong winds lift the fog giving way to sunny afternoons; perfect for developing expressive, complex Pinot Noir. This is the only vineyard we work with outside of the Sonoma wine country

I was always intrigued with the Gary Pisoni vineyard stories, especially when he describes his bringing Pinot vine cuttings (illegally) from a famous Grand Cru vineyard  in Burgundy through US customs by stuffing them in his pants.  Having always enjoyed Pisoni vineyard wines, I made 3 trips to visit Gary in Gonzales, and finally convinced him to sell our new brand some fruit, and so we could make some Pinot Noir that closely resembled a Grand Cru Burgundy.  As usual, working with great farmers is key to making great wines.

John Sweazey, Anaba Owner
Soberanes Vineyard

Winemaker’s Notes

The Vineyard

The Soberanes Vineyard is a 32-acre site located in the Santa Lucia Mountains in Monterey, CA. Proximity to the ocean creates cool, foggy mornings. The well-drained, granite-laden soils reflect the sun’s warmth and heat. The vineyard is owned by the Pisoni and Franscioni Families. 

Details

Varietals

Pinot Noir

AVA
Type
Red
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Region
California
Appellation
Santa Lucia Highlands
Vintage
2019
Vineyards
Soberanes
Technical
Fermentation
open tops, small fermenters
Aging
22 months aged in barrel
Alcohol
13.8%
pH
3.4
TA
5.8 g/L
Production
Harvest Date
2019-09-13
Bottling Date
2021-07-08
Cases Produced
244