Plata Wine Partners
The sleepy Central Coast town of San Luis Obispo, California (AKA: SLO) is known for many things. Beautiful coastline, fresh foods and vegetables, outstanding regional wines and a lifestyle that is SLO. We celebrate this unique culture with SLO Lane Pinot Noir. Take it SLO and enjoy our Central Coast Pinot Noir…Slow is good for the soul.
Head Winemaker: Alison Crowe
Appellation: 100% California
This Pinot Noir is ruby in color and has berry and spice aromas followed by flavors of cherry, strawberry, blackberries, cola and a hint of black tea. The smooth mouthfeel, velvety tannins and super-long finish add up to a spectacularly balanced and luscious Pinot Noir.
The grapes were hand-picked and brought to the winery where they were 100% destemmed. After a brief cold soak, they were fermented in small vats, maximizing temperature at 85 degrees F. After being gently pressed, the lots went through 100% malolactic fermentation before aging in a combination of 50% American and 50% French oak for 9 months. Patient months of aging yielded “elevated” characters of cherry, strawberry, toast and a little hint of spice. A mixture of light and medium + toast contributed body, richness and finesse character.
This Pinot Noir was sourced from our prime vineyards near San Luis Obispo on California’s legendary Central Coast. We control the whole process from vineyard to bottle and are able to offer a pure expression of the Central Coast’s warm days, cool nights and highest quality vineyards.