Gallo Signature Series Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2010
Description: About the Wine: Our Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir has complex aromas and flavors of dark cherry, pomegranate, boysenberry and lavender, all framed by well-integrated notes of oak, vanilla and allspice. With a soft, silky mouthfeel and desirable length, this wine fulfills the promise of Pinot Noir cépage and serves as a rich expression of the distinctive terroir of the Santa Lucia Highlands. Winemaking Notes: Following harvest, the fruit was cooled overnight to about 40°F, hand-sorted and destemmed with a Pellenc machine to achieve pure, whole berries. A majority of this wine was crafted in our small-lot fermentation tanks at Cellar No. 254. The balance was made at William Hill, where the stems were allowed to dry in the sun before being blended with the later pick of Clone 828 from Block 29, resulting in greater complexity from rachis tannins creating layers of texture and intrigue. This wine was aged sur lies, but not stirred to coax a smooth, round mouthfeel while retaining the enticing aromas and flavors of the Santa Lucia Highlands. Our 2011 Pinot Noir was aged in barrels from select cooperages.
Price: $30.00 to $35.00