Absolutely Eloise Pinot Noir
- Case Production: 145 cases
- Vineyards: Sun Chase Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
- Cooperage : 100% new French Artisan Oak
- Vinification: Hand picked into small lugs, berry by berry sorting, native yeast fermentation in barrel and tank.
The first release of our Absolutely Eloise Pinot Noir, like our True Course Chardonnay, is a selection of the best barrels from this beautiful vintage. The Clone 777 and Calera Clone Pinot Noir grown high on the hilltops in rocky soil near the coast reflect what could not have been a more perfect growing season. How lucky that 2012 was our first Pinot Noir Vintage.
Named for our granddaughter Eloise, whose joie de vivre lights up the winery, we crafted two wines, a Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, both exhibit her energy and spirit. Pinot Noir, a new varietal for us, showcases what we love about Pinot Noir. It has a deep core of dark red fruits, but then as it opens on the palate it reveals classic flavors of tea, spice and cola. The mid palate is very round and supple and eventually gives way to a long lingering finish.