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2006 Pinot Noir, Garys' Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands  - SOLD OUT

Vineyard Location Santa Lucia Highlands
Harvest Date 10/17/2006
Finished Wine

Alcohol: 14.6%

Ph: 3.65

Total Acidity: .61g/100ml

Barrel Type 75% New French Oak, 25% 1&2 year old French Oak
Barrel Time 14 months
Bottling Date December, 2007
Case Production 600 cases
Fining None
Release Date April, 2008

Vineyard & Winemaking

The famed vineyard gets its name from the owners Gary Pisoni and Gary Franscioni.  Under the careful eye of Mark Pisoni, the vineyard as usual produced beautiful small clusters, full of ripe but balanced flavor. 

The fruit was carefully sorted, destemmed and crushed with high whole berry content.  After cold soaking for 4 days, it was fermented for 11 days with the maximum temperature of 86 degrees in an open top tank and small open top fermentors with the emphasis being gentle.  The malolactic fermentation took place in the barrel.  The wine was racked once and bottled in December of 2007. 

Tasting Notes

Ripe, assertive, intense, concentrated are the words used described this wine, atypical for Pinot Noir but typical for Garys' Vineyard Pinot Noir.  The 2006 Garysí Vineyard Pinot Noir falls somewhere in between the cool 2005 vintage and the hot 2004 vintage.  It has the hallmark Garysí Vineyard wild berry, baked cherry and gaminess but is more restrained than in the past.  Aged 4 months longer than usual in French oak, 67% new, it will take a bit longer than usual to show its full potential.

Price/Size Bottle Case
750ml $50.00 $600.00