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2018 Ceritas Trout Gulch Pinot Noir

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March 26, 2023 - $66



97Vinous / IWC

Pliant and of total allure and sensuality. Sweet red cherry, mint, pomegranate, wild flowers and spice infuse the Trout Gulch with notable complexity, but it is the wine's overall balance that makes it one of the most compelling Pinots of the vintage.

92+ The Wine Advocate

...has a warm, inviting aromas of cinnamon, baked blackberries, iodine and warm rhubarb with loads of spicy nuances. The light to medium-bodied palate is bright, spicy and expressive, with a firm, finely grained frame and great freshness to lift the long finish.


United States, California, Santa Cruz Mountains

Santa Cruz Mountains AVA includes high elevation territory in the counties of Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Mateo. The AVA follows the coast line from San Francisco to Monterey with elevations from 400 feet to 3,000 feet above sea level. There are 1,500 vineyard acres and the AVA was established in 1981. Despite the challenging terrain in these rugged mountains and hills, highly esteemed wineries have been located here since the early 20th century, when Paul Masson, a Frenchman by birth, started making sparkling wine in the area. By the 1970s vineyards were growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Numerous microclimates within the AVA offer viticulturists diverse growing conditions, and many varietals are grown successfully.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.