2012 Jazz Cellars Pinot Noir, Lone Oak Vineyard
Pulled this from the cellar last night, a Jazz Cellars (located in Murphys, Calaveras County) and they source their grapes from around the state from 6-7 AVA’s. This Pinot Noir came from the Lone Oak Vineyard in Santa Lucia Highlands on the California Central Coast. For those not familiar with the Central Coast of California with the various hills and valleys near the Pacific Ocean, they draw in the morning fog and it cools down the vineyards reducing their daytime warmth which causes stress on the vines. This area is known for their Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays both preferring this temperature relief. This Pinot Noir on the eyes is semi translucent, clear and bright violet color. On the nose a full bouquet entices you to strawberries and violets. On the palate, you instantly receive predominately cherry cola and plum, surrounded by a round texture and a lasting finish. Just enough spice and body to please any Pinot Noir drinker. This wine won a Gold Medal at the California State Fair in 2017 and voted Best of Class with 95 points. It also won a Silver Medal at the San Francisco Wine Competition in 2016.