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2012 Pinot Noir

Not sure of the significance (excellent karma?) but the harvest date of September 22 repeated from vintage 2011 to vintage 2012. The difference occurred with the acids ripening faster than the sugar in 2012 giving the ensuing wine a richer or “fatter” mouth feel. Both the 2011 and 2012 are rampant with berry/earth varietal flavors and make a rather interesting side-by-side tasting. See if you pick up the difference in acid structure.
This Bianchi Pinot developed in tasty DJ French oak barrels accenting the lovely red berry jam fruit and cinnamon with kissing with vanilla spicy oak. Unlike the 10-month aging of the 2011, we left the 2012 in barrel for a full 19 months as the fruit characters needed the time to fully develop.

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Food Pairings

I’ve enjoyed this Pinot Noir with lightly blackened steel-head trout and mushroom risotto. Perhaps again tonight.

Technical Notes

Varietal Composition:
Pinot Noir 100% (87% Clone 777, 13% Clone 115)
Appellation:
Santa Maria Valley, California
Residual Sugar:
.03%
Acidity:
5.3
pH:
3.64
Aging:
19 Months in French Oak barrels, new ones, Dargaud et Jaegle
Finished Alcohol:
14.1% by volume
Bottling Date:
May 15, 2014
Total Production:
277 cases
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