Pinot Noir-2015 Gary's Vineyard
The famous Garys’ Vineyard was planted with the celebrated “Pisoni clone” by the two iconic growers of the Santa Lucia Highlands: Gary Pisoni and Gary Franscioni. Together they have brought worldwide attention to this unique appellation for the exceptional quality of its Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. We at Bernardus are thrilled to be among the few who have access to these superb Pinot grapes.
2015 was infamous for very low yields in California’s Pinot Noir vineyards, so this year we had to be content with a tiny harvest from this exceptional vineyard.
September 2nd, 2015.
Garys’ Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands.
At Bernardus all our grapes are hand-picked and sorted at the winery to maximize quality. The Pinot grapes are then destemmed and gently pumped into small fermenters where they are hand punched twice daily. Once fermentation is complete, the finished wine is aged in French oak for 10 months before final blending and bottling.
100% French: Sirugue and Billon; about 40% new.
130 – 6/packs (750 mls.)