2014 Pinot Noir - Turner Vineyard, Sta. Rita Hills

2014 Pinot Noir - Turner Vineyard, Sta. Rita Hills
2014 Pinot Noir - Turner Vineyard, Sta. Rita Hills
Tasting notes

“The 2014 Pinot Noir Turner Vineyard is very pretty and silky.  Aromatic and light on its feet, it is a wine of total finese.  Sweet floral notes, and bright red-toned fruit add complexity.  This is an understated, classy Pinot Noir from SAMsARA." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous (92 Points)

Production notes

Grapes were hand-harvested from Turner Vineyard in the northern part of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation. The botella clay soil provides a rich, structured wine. 75% whole cluster fermentation in small lots (2 tons). Like always, we relied on the native yeast that the grapes carried from the vineyards to complete the fermentation. We hand punched each fermentor twice a day to enhance the extraction of colors, tannins and flavors. After primary fermentation was complete we extended maceration for up to 30-35 days to further extract color, tannins and flavor. We pressed with ultra-gentle stainless steel basket press in an 8-hour cycle. Aged in 30% for 22 months prior to bottling, no fining or filtering with two rackings before bottling.and then another year in bottle prior to releasing.

Vintage2014
Varietal100% Pinot Noir
Varietal CompositionClone 278, 777, & Pommard
AppellationSta. Rita Hills
VineyardTurner Vineyard
Sugar23.4
Acid0.58
PH3.58
Aging34 months
Fermentationnative yeast
Alcohol14.10%
Volume750 ml
Cases Produced102

92 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

“The 2014 Pinot Noir Turner Vineyard is very pretty and silky.  Aromatic and light on its feet, it is a wine of total finese.  Sweet floral notes, and bright red-toned fruit add complexity.  This is an understated, classy Pinot Noir from SAMsARA."

92+ Points - The Wine Advocate

90+ Points - Jeb Dunnuck

The Turner Vineyard sits on 21 acres adjacent in the northern part of the Sta. Rita Hills. There are about 3 acres of Syrah planted at this dramatically cool site, with the balance planted to mostly Pinot Noir. The soils at Turner Vineyard are dark and clay-based with chunks of calcareous deposits throughout.

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