2014 Pinot Noir, Tondre's Grapefield   

2014 Pinot Noir

Santa Lucia Highlands

Tondre’s Grapefield

 

Alc: 14.5%

TA: 0.68

 ML: 100%

RS: Dry

 Oak:  37% new Hungarian

Case Production: 334

 

 

VINEYARD NOTES:

The Tondre’ vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands, south of Salinas and west of Gonzales, has become well known for pinot noir over the years. Located in the central part of the appellation, it is cooled primarily by fog which enhances the spicy characters of the grapes. Home to many great vineyards such as the Gary’s, which we used to make in the early noughties, (that’s the 2000s for the non Brits in the crowd.) the Tondre’ vineyard which happens to be a neighbour of the Gary’s, hails our return to this magnificent appellation.

TASTING NOTES:

Typical of this wonderful vineyard, aromatic red and black cherry fruit are very dominant. The Santa Lucia Highlands AVA spicy/potpourri character, as always, asserts its presence. The oak components of vanilla, nutmeg and Cinnamon are very subtle and allows the fruit to shine through. The palate is rich and pleasing, with velvety soft tannins and a long simmering finish.

 

ANTHONY CRAIG,                                                                              05/16/18

Price $48.00
Members: $38.40

Vintage:

2014

Varietal:

Pinot Noir