2018 Sierra Madre Vineyard Clone 828 Pinot Noir
Santa Maria Valley
The 2018 CRU Clone 828 Pinot Noir is sourced solely from the Sierra Madre Vineyard. Planted in 1971, the vineyard is located in Northern Santa Barbara County, near the western edge of the Santa Maria Valley and recognized as one of California’s finest cool-climate vineyards.
Clone 828 is a Dijon Clone that contributes dense fruit flavors and well-balanced acidity to this lovely wine. The wine starts with notes of rose petals and cherry jam which lead to intense flavors of dried fruit and red berries before the long, rich finish.
This rich, fruit-forward wine calls for intense food flavors. We recommend pairing it with smoked sausages or pork loin with sweet cherry sauce.
92 Points | Wine Enthusiast