Carlson Winery Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir
This wine comes from the Cottonwood Canyon Vineyard located on the western edge of the Santa Maria Valley. The vineyard site is series of gentle sloping hills and flat benches. The soil is a blend of sandy loam and clay loam which are consistent throughout the area. The block from which these grapes come from is Block 7 and is located on a lower section of the vineyard, protected from the windy springtime conditions that exist in the area.
The aromas of dusty red fruits, strawberries and cranberries are present. The aromas are bright and fresh with a touch of spice and lively acidity that frames the juicy berry fruit. On the palate, there is freshness with elegant balance. Classic Pinot Noir flavors which showcase the delicate style. The wine will make a great partner with many kinds of food and will flesh-out with additional aging. Enjoy now, especially with a little decanting, or age until 2025 and beyond.
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