Liquid Farm 2019 Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills., Santa Barbara Co., CA
Liquid Farm launched in the Sta. Rita Hills district of Santa Barbara back in 2009. At the time, founders Jeff Nelson and Nikki Pallesen positioned Liquid Farm as a Chardonnay-only initiative with the goal of creating Burgundy-level wines from coastal California, but they quickly understood that Pinot Noir was something special in Sta. Rita Hills.
Winemaker: James Sparks
Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
Terroir: From top vineyards in Sta. Rita Hills: Spear, La Rinconada, Solomon Hills, Sanford & Benedict, and Radian.
Farming: Organic & Sustainable Viticulture
Vinification: Hand-harvested, naturally fermented in open-top fermenters with about ten percent whole cluster.
Aging: Aged in neutral French oak barrique for 11 months
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