Pinot Noir from Edna Valley, San Luis Obispo County, California.
SRP of $19 and available for $16 at Club W. Sample submitted for review. 913 cases made.
From the winery:
“The fruit for this Pinot Noir grew among the Paragon Vineyards in Edna Valley, one of the first in the entire Central Coast to become certified in sustainable farming. The grapes were hand harvested in 24 ton loads and then fermented in stainless steel tanks after having a 2 day cold soak. For the final step in creating this elegant Pinot, the juice was aged in 100% neutral French oak barrels before bottling.
Characteristic of its warm weather climate, the Porter & Plot Pinot Noir has a sunbaked raisin fruit flavor that’s met by a blast of raspberry and a touch of black pepper. The finish is luxuriously long with an upfront kick of spice that flourishes into dense, dried fruit. This medium-bodied wine delivers a full mouthfeel that begs for a hearty, meaty dish to pair.
Today’s wine comes from the Edna Valley in San Luis Obispo County in California. It’s probably an area you haven’t heard much about but winemaking here dates back to the early 1800s. Close to the California High Desert, the warm temperatures are regulated by the cooling ocean winds and this results in one of the longest growing seasons in all of California — perfect for ripening Pinot Noir grapes.
The 2012 Porter and Plot Pinot Noir begins with a very pleasant, jammy aroma of extremely ripe red fruit, prunes, oak and a hint of vanilla and coffee. Tasting reveals lots of jammy black cherry, strawberry and raisin flavors along with a little black pepper and a good dose of spicy oak. It ends with a bit of spicy peppery fruit and a touch of coffee that lingers nicely. Smooth and fun to drink, this is a great pick for fans of jammy wines.
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Overall Rating: 7.3
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