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MojaveSanta Cruz Pinot Noir 2018 - Special Priced 3-Pack

$201.00 $177.00 750mL    
Mojave Santa Cruz Pinot Noir 2018 - Special Priced 3-Pack - K. Laz Wine Collection

Two barrels were produced of this outstanding single vineyard 2018 Pinot Noir. Becky George is hitting her stride crafting elevated Pinot Noir and from her previous work experiences at the venerable Marcassin and Williams Selyem wineries, it's no wonder that she has taken her applied knowledge to an even higher level with her own endeavor, Mojave Wines. Her daytime job is as winemaker at Kelly Fleming and Mojave is her smaller yet mighty side project. 2016 was her first vintage and we have been appreciating & enjoying each vintage she releases. This 2018 Pinot Noir comes from Hicks Vineyard, located in the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation in a sub-region known as, "Corralitos." It is just outside the cities of Aptos and Corralitos, and is graced with cool foggy mornings coming off of Monterey Bay, followed by mild sunny afternoons. Alan Hicks planted this former horse pasture to a mix of clones 115 and 667 in the early 2000's. It sits at an elevation of about 500 feet with sandy loam soils, and is 7 miles away from the ocean. This Pinot Noir is "expressive and exotic: aromas of raspberry compote, mint leaf and cara cara orange intertwine with hints of vanilla and baking spices. The palate is vivid and minerally. A generous, coating entry is balanced by vibrant acidity. The tannins aren't to be discounted - they sing resonantly and provide structure to the aperol-tinged finish." - Becky George

  • CountryUSA
  • RegionCalifornia
  • AppellationSanta Cruz