2014 Steele Goodchild Vineyard Santa Barbara Pinot NoirPinot Noir from United States
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It’s all about minimalism. At Steele we use standard, non-GMO yeasts, natural fermentations, and no extra additives or enzymes. During fermentation we gently pumpover, use iner...
- 95 Wine Review Online
95 Wine Review Online
"Jed Steele has a long history of making fine wine in California so my enthusiasm for this wine is not surprising. Steele purchases grapes from the Goodchild Vineyard which is located just across the river from the famed Bien Nacido vineyard (He also makes a Pinot Noir from grapes grown in that vineyard.) This one intertwines ripe red fruit and savory flavors seamlessly. With each sip different notes appear, yet always complement one another. The tannins are smooth and polish and bright acidity keeps this 14.3 percent stated alcohol fresh. It’s a bargain price for Pinot Noir of this stature. The only problem will be finding it since he produced only 186 cases." - Michael Apstein
It’s all about minimalism. At Steele we use standard, non-GMO yeasts, natural fermentations, and no extra additives or enzymes. During fermentation we gently pumpover, use inert gas to move the finished wines, and use gravity flow as much as possible. All of this ensures that we don’t bruise the wine during its time in the cellar, which helps retain fresh aromas and flavors in the finished wines. From handpicking grapes to gentle processing and bottling in our own facility, we make sure our grapes are cared for from vineyard to bottle. It’s all about a light hand in the winemaking to better highlight the aromas and flavors of the quality fruit we crush.
After harvest all of the single vineyard grapes are kept separate until blending just prior to bottling. That small lot management allows the integrity and individual terroir of each vineyard to show through in the wines.
95 - Wine Review Online
|Taste||ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom|
|Nose||barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato|