Is there Pinot Noir in the Sierra Foothills? Yes, for 25 years Pinot has been grown at high elevation near Georgetown (2500’). Bill Easton crafts the wine from the Duarte-Georgetown Vineyard (est. 2007) into an exquisite expression of Pinot Noir. It is Burgundian in color, not over-extracted, full of strawberry-cinnamon scents, herbs and spices. This is true elegance.
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The wine is bright and lively with nice structure, silky texture, and balanced tannins. The wine was fermented partial whole cluster in small hand punch down vats, then aged in French oak cooperage (25% new).
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