Land of Saints Pinot Noir 2020


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Alcohol: 13,1%

Grape(s): Pinot noir

Localization: Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara, California, USA

Tasting Notes: Notes of forest floor, juniper, bramble, rose and cerise abound. Finishes bright and long, with just a hint of salinity.

Notes: Three sites, harvested and vinified separately. The Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande sites were fermented de-stemmed; the Santa Maria Valley site fermented with 20% whole cluster. The wines were aged as single-vineyard lots for 11 months in neutral 59gal barrel, before coming together in tank one moon before bottling.

The Domain: In the following centuries over 70 of them left their name as a legacy to the land, as a result, Cornwall became affectionately known as the ‘Land of Saints’. I’ve always loved the name and on a more holistic view, I like the idea of a land filled with Saints… it would make for quite a place! After moving to California, I found a new Land of Saints (we counted 33 Sans and Santas). Golden, with open skies, and a friendship that will last a lifetime.”

The quote on the back label refers to an old Cornish saying (it sounds quite amazing when heard through Jason’s accent): What’s said of old, is said in truth. Applied to wine, this conveys our intentions to be true to where we are, and crafting honest expressions of this ancient golden land, in the year we find ourselves.”

"I’ve grown to appreciate working with varietals from both warm and cool climates, and I love that both of these viticultural areas offer such a vast range of styles. This is the beauty of the incredibly diverse place we call home: the Land of Saints.”