Nice Pinot Noir
Nice Pinot Noir
2018
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Double Gold Medal, Class Champion - 2019 Houston Rodeo Uncorked Wine Competition
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/ 2018 Vintage
SKU: 859575002137-18

This 2018 vintage of our Nice Winery Pinot Noir is ripe, delicious, and powerful thanks to the phenomenal weather of the Santa Maria Valley in Santa Barbara County, California, but it also has finesse and silkiness after spending almost one year in French oak barrels. The grapes for this wine come primarily from the High 9 block of vines in the Goodchild Vineyard. These vineyards consistently produce prize-winning Pinot Noir grapes. The soils vary from clay and gravel river deposits to hillside and hilltop sites reminiscent of the great vineyards of Burgundy. These valley vineyards benefit from a rare transverse mountain range topography, an east-west orientation which channels the cool ocean air of the Pacific into the coastal valleys, allowing warm days and cool nights to produce a long, gentle growing season.

The fruit was hand-harvested and sorted by cluster to guarantee that only premium grapes made it into the barrels. Then, the wine was allowed to soak on the skins until the natural fermentation began.  Each step in the winemaking process was natural, without any of the usual additions that commercial wineries use, such as acid, nitrogen, and nutrients, which affect the natural flavors and taste. 10% of the barrels were new oak and the rest were one or two years old. The wine was aged in these barrels for 11 months before it was bottled without any fining or filtration. Pair with pork, salmon, roasted poultry, or creamy cheeses, like aged goat and Bucheron.  This wine does not require decanting.

Tasting Notes: Cranberry. Rhubarb. Plum. Mocha. Pepper. Smoke. Tobacco. 
 

Wine Details
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Alcohol %
13.8
Product Reviews
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Sarah Stuhldreher
(Apr 19, 2020 at 7:43 PM)
Nice Wine Pinot Noir 2018 is a great wine to share with family and friends, and we keep this wine stocked at all times- its a wine everyone likes no matter their preference!