This is the same family that runs Norms Market in town (I did a post a little while back on their AHHMAZING artichoke bread). They also grow grapes in Corralitos of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Their 2012 Split Rail Pinot Noir is listed in Wine & Spirits “Best US Pinot Noir” List! That’s pretty awesome!
Be sure to stop in the tasting room while visiting Pescadero for a sample of their current releases. You’ll most likely will be tasting with the winemaker himself! That is the Pescadero experience.
Winemaker Notes on the 2013 Pinot I have pictured:
“She’s youthful and lively on the surface, intriguing and thought-provoking in private. There is nothing obvious about her, though she opens up to reveal layer after layer during careful contemplation. The fruit is olallieberry (aka black raspberry), hints of orange peel, with notes of darker fruit laying in wait. There’s a fascinating chalky or saline minerality underneath elusive redwood forest notes in a long, almost savory finish. Slightly grippy tannins will assist this wine in being a good cellar selection, as she should age very gracefully over 10 years.”
I drank the bottle, couldn’t wait.
Tasting Room: 216-A Stage Road in Pescadero Open Sat & Sun
Published by Amy on: Apr 9, 2015