"The 2011 A Cote Pinot Noir is the realization of California's cool-climate Central Coast potential for this finicky varietal. An homage to the delicious Bourgonge Rouge I so often drink, the wine is harmonized to display the characteristics of the diverse but focused cool-climate Central Coast AVA of California. The larger component from Cedar Lane and Mission Ranch vineyards in the Arroyo Seco AVA in Monterey (80%), contributes spice, and red fruit elements. The old vines from Bien Nacido Vineyard and the newer plantings at Presqu'ile add weight and a chewy texture to this balanced Pinot Noir." - Winery
"Founded in 2005, La Fenetre is my expression of classic style and technique in winemaking with new world, modern sensibility. I try to craft wines that are elegant, perfectly balanced, great with food, and long to finish. While the great classic, old world wine regions of Burgundy, Bordeaux, and the Rhone are my benchmarks, I must also be true to the terroir of the vineyards from which my wines originate."
"In the tradition of the Burgundian negociant, all of the fruit is purchased from vineyards with exacting standards and extremely high quality. The terroir of the central coast is unmistakable, and the wines from this region possess intense flavor and unique character. I love the wines of this region." - Winery