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Cinnabar Winery

2015 Central Coast Pinot Noir

2015 Central Coast Pinot Noir

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/ 750 mL
SKU: 5201

The Taste


Rhubarb, Manzanita, Plum Jam

The Science




Varietal Content
100% Pinot Noir

Pietra Santa

186 cases produced
Harvested Sept. 1, 2015
Released Feb. 1, 2017
Consume: 5-7 years

The Magic

  • Hand harvested in the early morning cool of September 1, 2015
  • Aged for 17 months in French oak barrels (40% new)

The Alchemists


George Troquato, Winemaker
Alejandro Aldama, Cellar Master

The Grape

This Pinot Noir clone is Dijon-115, a higher-yielding clone that gives off spicy aromas, especially when whole clusters are used during fermentation. It produces complex and powerful wines—not as deep in color as other clones, but with longer aging potential.

The Land

Pietra Santa Vineyard lies in Cienega Valley, where cool marine air spills over the mountains from Salinas. The San Andreas Fault line runs through this region, filling the soils with granite and limestone, which work well in concert with the cool climate for ripening Burgundy varietals.

The Season


2015 marked the 4th year of drought in California. Cool weather during bloom in May and June led to a remarkably early harvest, resulting in lower yields, but fruit with concentrated flavors and colors.

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