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Overview:With caves tunneling deep into a vine-covered ridge in the Santa Cruz Mountains and vineyards so steep they have to be farmed with a unique, specially-designed tractor moved by cables, Clos de la Tech is one of the most ambitious and innovative Pinot Noir producers in California. The winery was established in 1994 and continues to be operated by TJ Rodgers, founder and retired CEO of Cypress Semiconductor, and his wife, Valeta. Some of the highlights at Clos de la Tech include extreme growing conditions, high-altitude terrain, vine-by-vine farming, high-density planting (4,150 vines per acre), low yields, innovative equipment, gravity-flow winery, whole cluster fermentations with native yeast, and no filtration.
Tasting Notes: The thin (18-inch) clay-loam topsoil and cold windy weather of Twisty Ridge produce our "big red wine."It has a velvety texture, a full body, and is beautifully balanced, with a long palate evolution and a long, harmonious finish, tasting of cherry, plum, blueberry, rose petal, vanilla, and spicy oak. Outstanding quality."
Pairing:Lamb Cacciatore, Chicken Wrapped in Phyllo Dough, Seared Salmon with Beaurre Blanc
Points: 95, MK
Format / ABV:750 ml / 13.7
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