2012 Pinot Noir - Paraiso Vineyard
Santa Lucia Highlands 180 Cases Produced
With each vintage we produce a selection of small-lot, single vineyard Pinot Noirs exclusively for our Members. No other grape variety expresses the flavors of a place with the depth and elegance of Pinot Noir. The wines selected for the club are chosen to reflect the unique vineyard sites, diverse flavors and talented growers we are fortunate enough to have as partners.
The team at the Paraiso Vineyard is among the elite growers in California. Their expertise and understanding of their unique site is why we love working with them. Perched above the valley floor with a multitude of microclimates, Paraiso has honed in on planting the best varieties and clones in the ideal locations of their vineyard. Each year we select from different clones and sites that we feel highlight what is possible. In 2012 we chose to go exclusively with the Martini clone from high in the hillside.
We have had tremendous success with the Martini clone from Talbott’s Sleepy Hollow Vineyard for years. Sleepy Hollow is replanting and it may be some time before grapes are available again. This particular wine shows why the Santa Lucia Highlands has become one of the preeminent regions for growing Pinot Noir in California.
180 cases produced