Windstream - Pinot Noir - Santa Lucia Highlands
Overview: Windstream is handcrafted at Orcutt Road Cellars in the Edna Valley of San Luis Obispo. Both clonal selections are fermented separately in small, open-top tanks. The cap is “punched down” in order to delicately extract color without creating excessive tannins. After aging in French oak barrels, the individual lots are evaluated and blended.
Windstream Pinot Noir comes only from the best lots that our estate vineyards have to offer. Small lots are picked and fermented individually with minimal intervention to allow the true expression of the soil and climate. The wines are matured in a unique selection of hand-crafted 85% French oak barrels.
Tasting Notes: The wine is dark and structured with intense flavors of black cherry and raspberry. Barrel aging contributes nuances of oak and cedar with a long, mouth filling finish.
Pairing: Try our Windstream Pinot Noir with venison steak, beef bourguinon or roasted asparagus.
Points: 92, Wine Enthusiast
Format/ABV: 750 ml/15.1%
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