2014 Solomon Hills Pinot Noir

2014 Solomon Hills Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
  • Vintage 2014
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Appellation Santa Maria Valley
  • Alcohol % 14.4
  • Vinous 92
Delightful bright aromas of cherry, strawberry, and bramble waft from our first central coast single-vineyard pinot noir. Energetic flavors of dark blackberry and expressive damson plum dance well together. This wine rounds out with a silky texture and lasting white pepper finish.
Wine Notes

Coming off of the third year of drought, the Central Coast wine region was expecting to see lower yields with struggling vines. Much to our surprise the vines responded well to the sunny winter and spring days, and were very productive. Although it was a very dry year we saw brilliant sunshine through the growing season with early harvest dates. The 2014 vintage turned out to be great, with good yields and intense flavors

The grapes were hand harvested, then fermented with native yeast in small open-top fermenters. After fourteen days the wines were pressed, settled overnight, and racked by gravity to the barrel cellar. This wine was aged for 14 months without racking in French oak, 30% new.

Wine Profile
Ratings- Vinous- 92 points- The 2014 Pinot Noir Solomon Hills is a new wine that Calera has created exclusively for their wine club. As readers know, Solomon Hills is one of the top sites in Santa Barbara County and California for Pinot. That pedigree comes through nicely here. Dark red cherry, plum, cola, mint and lavender flesh out as the 2014 shows off its sublime personality. This is a classic Solomon Hills Pinot built on real class and total finesse. - Antonio Galloni