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La Merika Pinot Noir

2012 An expressive Pinot Noir poised with charm and beauty. Opens with vivid aromas of cherry, sweet plum and hints of cocoa. This medium-bodied wine has a plush mouthfeel with concentrated flavors of ripe raspberry, black cherry and subtle hints of oak. Smooth tannins create a seamless, elegant texture with balanced acidity and a lingering finish.
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$28.00 / Bottle   $336.00 / Case
SALE $10.99 / Bottle   $131.88 / Case
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La Merika is named for a shining star that was once considered a beacon and guide for early explorers with a thirst for discovery. Today, La Merika celebrates the beauty of California’s Central Coast, a wildly diverse landscape where world class vineyards and award-winning wines thrive. For the Central Coast, the 2013 vintage delivered another generous growing season, producing fruit of exceptional quality across the board. A dry winter and mild spring set up the vines for an ideal spring bloom, which provided a sturdy fruit set and overall healthy yields. Cool breezes and fog in the summer delayed the ripening of grapes and prolonged harvest dates, which resulted in mature fruit with balanced acidity and elegant flavors for the 2013 vintage. La Merika Pinot Noir is picked in the early morning hours to preserve delicate aromas and flavors. After arriving at the winery, the grapes are gently destemmed into stainless steel tanks for three days of cold soaking to enhance color and flavor extraction. Juice is inoculated with various yeasts to begin fermentation and pumped over three times a day, reducing to once a day to avoid bitter tannic extraction. The wine is then transferred to French and American oak for six months of aging. All lots are tasted blind before final blending and bottling.