Pinot Noir
Rancho Santa Rosa Vineyard

Pinot Noir

Rancho Santa Rosa Vineyard

Rancho Santa Rosa Vineyard is owned by Bill Foley of Foley Family Wines and is located between Lompoc and Buellton on Highway 246. Rather than a single vineyard, it’s actually more like a quilt of many small vineyards, as each block was meticulously planted to just the right varietal, rootstock and clone for that particular slope and soil. There are 225 acres planted with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Since 2002, Flying Goat has been sourcing grapes from the vineyard. Beginning in 2010, we secured clone 667 from block 3, which is an undulating hillside block. This block produces very small berries in very tight clusters with lots of intense fruit and color due to the extreme conditions of the terroir.

Tasting Notes

Think Film Noir, such as “The Postman Always Rings Twice.” Dark garnet velvet in color and texture, the alluring nose reveals smoke, cocoa, dark plum, blueberries and spice. The front palate displays jammy boysenberry and blackberry, allspice and cinnamon, finishing with hints of vanilla bean. Pair with Kalua pig and apple, Floriano’s spicy sausage, BBQ beef ribs or chocolate fondue. Great aging potential!

Harvested: September 24, 2011
Bottled: November 24, 2013
Released: April 5, 2014
Production: 202 cases
Alcohol: 13.8% by Volume
pH: 3.63
TA: .62 g/100mL
Brix: 25.9
Clone: 667

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Price: $48.00
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