Gainey Vineyards Pinor Noir Santa Rita Hills


Gainey Vineyards Pinor Noir Santa Rita Hills


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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