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2016 North (Alban) Alban Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir

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RATINGS

94Jeb Dunnuck

Black cherries, scorched earth, spice, and subtle oak characteristic...medium to full-bodied effort that opens up nicely with time in the glass...terrific fruit, a layered, balanced profile...

93Vinous / IWC

A complex, highly perfumed bouquet displays vibrant red fruit, floral and Asian spice qualities, along with a zesty mineral element... Juicy, focused and light on its feet, offering palate-staining raspberry and cherry cola flavors that show very good depth and velour-like texture. Finishes very long and floral, with resonating spiciness and supple tannins making a late appearance.

REGION

United States, California, Central Coast, Edna Valley

Edna Valley AVA is within San Luis Obispo County, and within the large Central Coast AVA. Edna Valley became an AVA in 1982 and it includes 22,400 acres of extremely fertile land blessed with a long growing season. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the principal grapes, though Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Albarino, Grenache, Viognier, Merlot and Petite Sirah also are grown. Spanish missionaries were growing grape vines in the Edna Valley in the 18th century, but the valley’s modern wine industry took off in the 1970s. Today there are more than 50 Edna Valley wineries.

TYPE

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.