2015 Babcock Vineyard Pinot Noir
"15" Pinot Noir: sourced from The Babcock Estate Vineyard located on Hwy 246 in Sta. Hills, CA. This specific Pinot Noir is a 80/20 blend of clone 777 and 459. This wine had a lengthy maceration with time split between whole cluster and destemmed cold soaks. Once it finished its 10 day fermentation period, the juice was pressed and begun barrel aging for 15 month on 30% new french oak barrels. The final fun of 54 cases came out as a textbook expression of Pinot Noir from the fabled Santa Rita Hills of California's Central coast in Northern Santa Barbara County.