2016 Left Bend Gali Vineyard Pinot Noir
VARIETAL: 100% Pinot Noir
REGION: Santa Cruz Mountains
BOTTLE SIZE: 750 mL
Expressive black raspberry, red plum, and earthy spices with overtones of dried rose petal, fennel and oak. An enticing integration of fruit and herbs emerges on the mid-palate with soft acidity, fine tannins and a hint of spiciness through a long, lovely finish. Pair with chicken, duck, pork or mushrooms. Aged for 16 months in 35% New French Oak, 65% Neutral French Oak. Drink now through 2029. Production: 100 cases
Gali Vineyard is located just 6 miles from the coast in Corralitos California. This close proximity to the coast and frequent fog cover makes for a cool climate and provides for a long growing season.
Rural landscapes, rugged mountainsides and varied vineyard environments inspire us to craft distinctive wines that capture the essence of the mountains. The name “Left Bend” refers to the slight leftward bend in the San Andreas Fault, which helped form the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Matt Kettman, Wine Enthusiast “There’s a bright red-fruit component of candied cherry to the nose of this bottling, but the dominant aromas of redwood and pine are classic for the region. That herbal forest influence shows on the palate, where juniper, cedar and pine-needle spice the mulberry fruits. ” May 1st, 2020. 93 Points