2012 Porter & Plot Pinot Noir

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2012 Porter & Plot
Pinot Noir

Edna Valley, California

913 cases

The Plot

Halfway between the bustling cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles lies the beautiful rolling vineyards that make up San Luis Obispo County, and at it’s heart, the sunny Edna Valley appellation. Grapes were first planted here by Spanish missionaries at the beginning of the 19th century, but it wasn’t until the 1970s, amid the stunning scenery and the laidback lifestyle of the “SLO” domain, that a significant wine culture quietly emerged. Protected by the volcanic Santa Lucia mountains, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes thrive to the forefront of the region’s production.

The Wine

Characteristic of its warm weather climate, the Porter & Plot Pinot Noir has a sunbaked raisin fruit flavor that’s met by a blast of raspberry and a touch of black pepper. The finish is luxuriously long with an upfront kick of spice that flourishes into dense, dried fruit. This medium-bodied wine delivers a full mouthfeel that begs for a hearty, meaty dish to pair.

The Craft

The fruit for this Pinot Noir grew among the Paragon Vineyards in Edna Valley, one of the first in the entire Central Coast to become certified in sustainable farming. The grapes were hand harvested in 24 ton loads and then fermented in stainless steel tanks after having a 2 day cold soak. For the final step in creating this elegant Pinot, the juice was aged in 100% neutral French oak barrels before bottling.