2022 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir
August West's 2022 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir comes entirely from the Cortada Alta Vineyard, high above the Salinas Valley. The vines at Cortada Alta are between 1,200 and 1,700 feet in elevation, which puts them above the fog on most summer days. This is unusual for the Santa Lucia Highlands, as most of the appellation sits below the fog level. The resulting wine is quite a bit fruitier with more tannin than the typical SLH Pinot. We expect the '22 SLH to be at its best from 2024 through 2032.
Varietal Pinot Noir
Appellation Santa Lucia Highlands
Harvest Date 9-10-22
Aging 10 months in neutral French oak
Bottling Date 7-18-23
Alcohol % 14.3