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Adelaida’s historic HMR Vineyard is the oldest Pinot Noir vineyard on the Central Coast. Nearing 50 years, the 35 acres of historic Pinot Noir vines are situated in a rare mountain microclimate in the folds of the Santa Lucia Mountain range, 14 miles from the ocean. Planted on indigenous calcareous soils, these temperature sensitive vines benefit from a moderating site, minimizing the warmer afternoon sun exposure. This ideal terroir offers a rare template for translating Burgundy flavors onto a California raised wine; elegance over brawn.
A brilliant magenta color, with a bit of aeration the young wine develops an aromatic note of savory rhubarb and first flush brewed tea. In the mouth one finds an open knit texture and delicate flavors of ripe cherry skin complexed with a subtle sandalwood incense smokiness and spice-like flavors of nutmeg and allspice. An early maturing vintage this Pinot is best enjoyed in the near term 2012 – 2015. Unfined, Unfiltered. 545 cases produced.