2021 Tula Vista Pinot Noir

Our Tula Vista vineyard is located just west of the Donum Estate on Ramal road, a few short miles from the Château. We purchased this 70 acre site in 2012. In early 2014 we finished re-establishing the vineyard by planting 29 acres of Chardonnay and 22 acres of Pinot Noir. This site of rolling hills and clay loam soil perched right on the edge of the San Pablo Bay is exposed to tremendous wind and fog, and is guaranteed to offer us an exciting new element of Carneros terroir. This 2021 vintage is the second Pinot Noir release from this vineyard.

Tasting Notes

On the nose presents notes of red and black cherry, sassafras, orange peel, and new leather, balanced by a warm, toasty note from the extended barrel aging. On the palate, a delightful, juicy entry punctuated by baked cherry, plum, and black tea leads to a long, polished finish. This wine has a velvety texture and is enjoyable to drink now, and will also reward those who wait.

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Food Pairings

This is a superior wine for pairing with food, with its versatile flavor profile. It is particularly well suited to dishes with mushrooms or meats, and is a great selection for a holiday table.

Varietal Composition

Vintage: 2021
Appellation: Carneros
Varietal: 100% Estate Grown Pinot Noir
15 Months Barrel Aged in French oak, 48% new
Clones: 50% Dijon 943, 50% Dijon 115
pH: 3.62
Acid: 0.58g/100ml
Alcohol %: 14.2

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