HARD FACTSWINE NAME: Coastview Vineyard Pinot Noir PRODUCER: Big Basin APPELLATION: Gabilan Mountains GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Pinot Noir FERMENTATION TANKS: Plastic Bins YEASTS: Indigenous MALOLACTIC: Done in barrel AGED IN: French Barriques AGED FOR: 15 months CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,5% TOTAL PRODUCTION: 2.880 ALTITUDE: 720 SOIL: Decomposed quartzite/granite and limestone YEAR PLANTED: 2008 VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12 PACKAGING TYPE: Carton BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork
The Coastview Vineyard always produce strucured wines, and this Pinot Noir is no exception. Tightly wound with positive stemmy tannins, it will reward cellaring, but the soaring aromatics make it very difficult to resist young.
The Wine’s Story
Located six miles south of Calera’s Mount Harlan AVA, the Coastview Vineyard is perched at 2,400 ft looking over the Salinas Valley, Santa Lucia Highlands and Monterey Bay. Various Dijon-clones including 113, 114, 115, 667 and 777, plus some Pisoni selection was planted in 2008 on crushed rocks of decomposed quartzite/granite and limestone soils. This is a tightly structured wine built for aging, thanks to being vinified using about 20% stem inclusion with the remainder destemmed whole berry.