Presqu'ile - Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County 2021 750ml (13.5% ABV)
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Presqu'ile (pronounced press-KEEL) is Creole for "almost an island".
Lovely Pinot Noir sourced from a few exceptional plots in Santa Barbara County (each is certified sustainable and practicing organic).
-fruit is picked at a low brix (resulting in wines of modest ABV for CA), spontaneous fermentations, high percentage of whole cluster inclusion, never more than 25% new oak, bottled unfined & unfiltered.
-a quick double decant (back into the bottle) is not a bad idea for this youthful bottle
Freshly picked raspberries, snappy cranberry, hints of earth and spice, even a bit of thyme and green peppercorn, invigorating mineral-edge to the lengthy finish. Classy, polished, and drinks above its price point. A new staff favorite.