Fossil Point Pinot Noir 2016
Our Pinot Noir vines are rooted in the Edna Valley AVA, on the coastal margins of San Luis Obispo. Here, cool marine air fosters ideal conditions, yielding small clusters with distinct floral aromas and prevailing varietal flavors of bright cherry and bramble. Our winemaking relies entirely upon traditional methods and is guided by a respect for the inherent quality of the fruit. We harvest by hand early in the day and deliver the clusters still cold and intact for careful processing. Fermentation is conducted in small lots with daily punchdowns by hand, prior to aging in a selection of neutral and once-used French oak barrels. Will pair well with slow-cooked pork belly, roasted duck or miso-glazed Black Cod.