Gainey Vineyards Pinor Noir Santa Rita Hills

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Gainey Vineyards Pinor Noir Santa Rita Hills

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We craft our Gainey Vineyard Pinot Noir exclusively from grapes grown at our two vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation located at the western edge of the Santa Ynez Valley – Evan’s Ranch & Rancho Esperanza. These cool, marine-influenced sites, just 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean, are ideal for the cultivation of world-class Pinot Noir.


Our latest vintage of this delightful wine displays a vivid ruby-red hue and bright, fragrant, fruit-forward aromas of black cherry, red raspberry, blackberry and pomegranate, complemented by a whiff of rose hips tea. On the palate, the wine delivers intense, juicy, strawberry, cherry, plum and blackberry flavors that take on a zesty, tea-leaf spice tone en route to a long, fruitful, mineral-tinged finish. Delicious now with foods like grilled salmon, rotisserie chicken, roast duck, and lamb, this vibrant, varietally expressive Pinot Noir will age gracefully in bottle for the next 2-3 years.

Technical Information

  • Varietal Composition: 100% Gainey Vineyard Pinot Noir

  • Vineyard Composition: 71% Evan's Ranch 29% Rancho Esperanza

  • Harvest Dates: September 5th through 13th, 2016

  • Yield: 1.5 and 3 tons/acre

  • Fermentation: small open-top tanks with daily punch downs; 10 day maceration

  • Barrel Aging: 10 months in 24% new French oak

  • Filtration: unfiltered

  • Bottled: August 10th, 2017

  • Alcohol: 13.9%

  • TA: 0.70 g/100 ml

  • pH: 3.44

  • Cases Produced: 1,818

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