2021 Squire, Pinot Noir, Spanish Springs
Spanish Spring Vineyard is in a very unique California micro-climate where the Pinot benefits from good acidity. This Edna Valley hillside lot is close to the sea and frequented by morning fog and cold nights.
Pinot Noir, Clone 1A
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. Press sweet, then finish fermentation in oak for better wood integration.
Spice, chocolate, tobacco, and ripe red fruit.
Pinot is harvested at 23.1 brix. 30% whole-cluster. Grapes were cold soaked for 4 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.
182 cases made.