2018 Clarice Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

2018 Clarice Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 

By the Numbers

  • 62.5% Garys’ Vineyard, 37.5% Rosella’s Vineyard
  • 77.9% whole cluster fermented
  • Non-inoculated primary and malolactic fermentation
  • 37.5% new French oak (1 Boutes Gran Reserve, 1 Francois Freres 3 year air dried VTG M toast, 1 Marsannay 3 year air dried Quartz toast and 5 once-used barrels)
  • 13.98% alcohol
  • 3.70 pH
  • 6.2 g/l TA

No Numbers…Just Words

The 2018 Clarice Wine Company Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir is a purposeful blend of Garys’ Vineyard and Rosella’s Vineyard fruit. This wine combines the concentration of the 2018 Garys’ Vineyard wine with the fruit-forward character of the Rosella’s Vineyard Pinot Noir producing a unique and distinctly satisfying wine. Less new oak was used on this wine which also distinguishes it from its counterparts. Not a Lesser wine but rather a different and complex expression of the Santo Lucia Highlands, the 2018 Clarice Wine Company Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir should age well for 7 years or more.

 

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