2015 Soberanes Pinot Noir
Santa Lucia Highlands’ two most renowned growers, Gary Pisoni and Gary Franscioni, have joined forces on an exciting vineyard located just south of the celebrated Garys’ Vineyard in the heart of the Santa Lucia Highlands. It is called Soberanes Vineyard. We at Bernardus are honored to be among the few wineries to receive both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from this exciting new “crown jewel” of the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation.
We have chosen two Pinot clones: the celebrated Pisoni clone and Dijon clone 667.
The 2015 Soberanes is deeply colored with a beautiful aromatic expression of ripe red fruits. The palate exhibits beautiful flavors of black cherry and boysenberry with a long, well-structured finish, promising a long future ahead.
August 20th & 28th, 2015.
Soberanes Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands.
Fermentation: All our grapes are hand-picked and sorted at the winery. Our Pinots are destemmed and gently pumped to small fermenters retaining as many whole berries as possible. Each fermenter is hand punched or pumped over twice daily until fermentation is complete. The vats are then gently pressed and the wine aged in barrel for 10 months before bottling.
100% French: Sirugue and Billon; about 40% new.
625 - 6/packs (750 mls.)