2021 Squire, Pinot Noir, Playa Alta
Santa Lucia Highlands
Playa Alta Vineyard
100% new French oak on fine lees. 16 months.
Native with one punch down and one pump-over per day. Fermented in tank for four weeks at 70°F. Pressed to barrel before the end of fermentation for better wood integration.
Fresh black pepper, cranberries, and red currant.
Pinot is harvested at 23.1 brix. 30% whole-cluster. Grapes were cold soaked for 6 days with one pump-over per day.
On the Name
The name Squire is a nod to the nobility of Pinot, and an acknowledgement of the rural nature of the Central Coast.
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