This vintage of El Pico is balanced and beautifully extracted with aromas of strawberry jam, cherry and vanilla. There is a hint of cotton candy along with traces of cinnamon throughout the wine. The crisp, clean fruit matches well with silky sweet oak tannins. The oak provides a nice backbone, but does not over power the balanced acidity. This medium bodied Pinot finishes with delightful strawberry notes.
Green Gate and Spanish Springs – Clone and single block selections
SIP Certified Sustainable
115, 4 (Pommard), 943
Diablo series, clay loam, rocky marine sediment, volcanic remnants
August 31 – September 28, 2020
Open top fermentation at 78˚F for 13-17 days
Aged in 40% new French oak barrels for 9 months
July 2, 2021
In 2020, the Edna Valley experienced a mild start to summer, which allowed the grapes to ripen slowly. The region saw much warmer temperatures which helped accelerate ripening, making this a unique vintage with bolder characteristics.