Lockwood Vineyards Central Coast Pinot Noir 2018

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Lockwood Vineyards Central Coast Pinot Noir 2018

Country - USA

Region - California

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Lockwood Vineyard

Tasting notes - Rich, ruby red in colour with the aromas of dark cherry, strawberry and cinnamon spice. On the palate, bright red fruit and a touch of oak combine with cinnamon to form a complex, well structured Pinot Noir with a deliciously long finish.

Lockwood Vineyards Central Coast Pinot Noir 2018

Bright red fruits and a touch of coconut combine with
cinnamon to form a medium bodied and silky rounded
style of Pinot Noir.
Producer Note
First released in 1989, Lockwood Vineyard was developed under the belief that world
class estate produced wines are attainable through ideal vineyard location and quality
winemaking. Lockwood Vineyard's founders, Paul Toeppen, Phil Johnson and Butch
Lindley, who have cumulative vineyard management experience of over 90 years, first
planted the large 1,850 acre San Lucas Vineyard in 1981 after concluding that the
parcel was perfect for growing premium grapes. The vineyard is in a remote area
nestled at the base of the Santa Lucia mountain range, in Monterey County, and is
one of the largest premium estate vineyards in the world. Under the new ownership of
Boisset Family Estates, Lockwood Vineyard continues to be devoted to producing high
quality estate grown wines.
February saw abundant rain, followed by lots of filtered light in spring and early
summer. Both bud break and flowering occurred later than average, but under ideal
weather conditions, creating plentiful and even fruit set. Summer brought generous
sunshine during the day and cooler marine influences. The relatively mild summer was
followed by extended autumn sunshine and moderate heat, creating near-ideal
conditions to allow the fruit to accumulate flavour complexity with gradual increases in
sugar levels. Volume on average was increased by 20-30%.
The vineyard blocks are vigilantly maintained and viticultural practices are tailored to
each vine's specific requirements. The vines are spur pruned and trellised according to
a modified VSP system. Sustainable methods are practiced such as deficit irrigation,
cover cropping, shoot thinning and cluster removal. The vineyard consists of a distinct
and exceptional soil that was recognised by the US Geological survey in 1946. The
"Lockwood Shaly Loam" is comprised of crushed fossilised seashells, similar to chalk and
limestone and is only found in two small areas of Central California, adding an
exclusive character to the premium wines. Dramatic shifts in temperature from day to
night create ideal conditions for concentrating the flavours in the berries.
The grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks using selected yeast strains. A small
proportion of stems was included in the vinification adding complexity and structure to
the wine. Post-fermentation maceration extracted fruit flavours, aromatics and fine
tannins, resulting in this silky Pinot Noir. The wine was made in an unoaked style to
showcase the purity of fruit.
Tasting Note
Lush strawberry and raspberry flavours combine with subtle hints of black tea and
cardamom to form a complex, well structured Pinot Noir with fine integrated tannins
and a deliciously long finish. Serve with chargrilled chicken, duck or a succulent joint of
roast beef.
Pinot Noir 99%, Petit Verdot 1%

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