Originally represented with the image of Marlene Dietrich, Squire is an homage to the manifold nature of Pinot Noir. It is at once feminine, masculine, esoteric, popular and above else, noble. The name Squire is a nod to the nobility of Pinot, an acknowledgement of the rural nature of Santa Maria Valley and when represented by an Orlando-Esque character, a setting for the surprise that Pinot can deliver.
Santa Barbara County
Kick on Ranch Vineyard, Riven Rock Vineyard
10 months in 60% new oak on fine lees with a batonnage per week
Native with 1 punchdown a day and 1 pumpover a day. Fermented in tank for 4 weeks at 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Press sweet, then finish fermentation in oak for better wood integration.
Floral and mineral with a touch of red fruit, red roses, limestone, strawberry and raspberry
Pinot is harvested @ 23,3 brix. 85% destemmed, 15% whole cluster. Grapes were cold soaked for 6 days with one pumpover per day.
300 cases made.