Lot 869 | 2020 San Luis Obispo
A single-vineyard showstopper from the Santa Margarita Ranch AVA! Silver Medal, 2023 SF Chronicle Wine CompetitionSilver Medal 2023 TEXSOM Awards
A single-vineyard showstopper from the Santa Margarita Ranch AVA!
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Beautifully ruby on the pour, the nose is a master class in domestic Pinot Noir with strawberry, raspberry, and potpourri delineated up front, backed by forest floor-meets-mushrooms, turned leaves, rose hips, cinnamon, and clove. The entry is clean and elegant, bolstered by a medium+ acidity, and infinitely small, silky tannins encompassing cherry and dried herbs. The finish is perfectly spiced with medium length, making for delicate umami waves of vanilla and rose. Bacon, meet your new favorite Pinot!
- San Luis Obispo
- Pinot Noir 100%
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2028
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The southernmost sub-AVA of Paso Robles, the Santa Margarita Ranch AVA, is unique in the fact that it doesn’t touch any other Paso sub-AVA. This alone gives the vines of this region a defined sense of place and isolated microclimate – one of a few perfect, isolated terroir studies in all of California. With 1k acres under vine the grapes are brought to superb showcases through ancient seabed, fossil riddled soils and a strong maritime climate keeping peak growing season temps in the cooler range than one would expect from a region that far south.
Lot 869 is a single-vineyard gem. Often “terroir” is thrown around when speaking of wines, and this is a prime opportunity for folks who wonder what terroir really means with relation to a wine. Find any 2020 vintage SLO or Paso Pinot, then try it side-by-side with Lot 869, and you’ll see regional similarities, however, there is a definite sense of time and place from a single plot of land in this bottling that is unmistakable, and quite discernable.