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2017 WildEye Winery Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands California
SRP: $35 Bottle / $420 case of 12
1-27 Cases Landed Profit Margin: 33.71%
28+ Cases Landed Profit Margin: 38.95%
FOB Profit Margin: 47.43%
Our Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir is from a select block from the Escolle Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Our winemaker, Mike Berntsen, has been makng Pinot Noir from the SLH for 15 years and knows where to find high quality fruit. Mike's goal is to let the fruit expression shine through and have a rich mouthfeel. This SLH Pinot Noir is a combination of 2 clones of Pinot Noir, Pommard and 777. The grapes were picked the same day and co-fermented in a stainless steel fermenter and pumped over gently until fermentation was complete. We keep the fermentation temperature low to maintain a fresh fruit expression. Pressed gently and allowed to settle in tank, the wine was then racked to 100% French Oak. We use 3rd fill Chardonnay barrels so that we don't over power our wines but still get some nice toasty oak aromas and flavors. Aged for 10 months in oak, we then rack the barrels and filter prior to bottling. Rich mouthfeel, balanced acidity and Pinot Noir clonal fruit expression shining through, this is a very nice example of the SLH appellation. Mike likes to say "If you make a Pinot Noir, it needs to have classic colors, richness on the palate, aromas of ripe fruit and the finish of a fine wine...that's Pinot Noir!"
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Region/AVA: Santa Lucia Highlands
Annual Production: 340
Country Of Origin: US
Bottle Size: 750
Bottles Per Case: 12
Closure Type: Cork
Scores: Silver Medal: 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition