J. McFarland Tribute 2011 Pinot Noir

By: Percheron-McFarland  10/29/2014
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River Road Vineyard, planted 40 years ago by Jerry McFarland in the Gonzales portion of the Santa Lucia Highlands, is in the most Burgundian-like climate of any growing area in California, even cooler than the Carneros district of Sonoma County. The grapes were harvested late October of 2011 at 23% Brix, which lends to a lower alcohol level and a very refined wine that reveals its depth as it opens in your glass. This wine is stellar and a perfect example of why the Gonzales portion of the Santa Lucia Highlands is considered by fine wine drinkers as "Burgundy in California." The wine displays a long velvety finish...a beautiful delicate flora nose...cherry flavors WITHOUT the jam-like qualities of over ripe fruit grown in warmer less Burgundian climates. This wine is a perfect example of what a fine Pinot Noir should taste like when excellent winemaking meets great grape growing.

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