• Big Basin Monterey Pinot Noir 2016 93

    Big Basin Monterey Pinot Noir 2016

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    93pts Antonio Galloni's Vinous

    "A gorgeous appellation-level wine, not to mention just flat out delicious. A wine of impeccable balance and total class, the 2016 is impossible to resist." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

    Antonio Galloni's Vinous: "The 2016 Pinot Noir Monterey County is a gorgeous appellation-level wine, not to mention just flat out delicious. A wine of impeccable balance and total class, the 2016 is impossible to resist. A high percentage (85%) of whole clusters adds layers of aromatic nuance without pushing the wine into realm of greenness. Sweet red cherry, tobacco, mint, crushed flowers and mint are some of the many nuances that develop in the glass. Fruit sources are Coastview and Kevin Olson. The Monterey County is bottled after about eleven months in barrel, earlier than the vineyard designates. There is so much personality and character here. In short, don't miss it! Drinking window: 2018 - 2024." Aug 2018

    Winery: "Our approach to winegrowing is rooted in the earth and refined by hand. Great wines are grown, not made so we farm organically, harvest by hand, ferment with native yeast, never filter or fine and use minimal sulfur. Ocean breezes, rocky soils, mountainous terrain establish the Santa Cruz and Gabilan Mountains as exceptional winegrowing terroir."

    Bottle
     750ml
    Varietal 100% Pinot Noir
    Alcohol 
    13.5%
    Aging 11 months French oak, no new
    Region Monterey, California