Jackson Estate Los Robles Pinot Noir 2018
The Los Robles Pinot Noir was sourced from a hillside vineyard located near Los Alamos in Santa Barbara County. Los Robles is positioned almost perfectly as a hillside vineyard to take full advantage of what the daily sunshine and early morning fog can offer to Pinot Noir grapes. Aromatics of rose petals, rhubarb-strawberry pie and a hint of sassafras. Full mouthfeel that has wild strawberries, red licorice and cherry cola flavors. Lingering finish.
90 points, Patrick J. Comisky, Wine & Spirits, April 2021
Warm with a ripe cherry and berry scent and velvety red fruit flavors, this wine is simple, supple and rounded with a mild grip of tannin—just the right weight for braised chicken thighs.
This wine was aged 9 months in 100% French oak barrels, 24% new, with a medium toast.
Elevation: 570 - 800 feet
Soil: Calcareous dark loam mixed with outcroppings of bright white limestone.
Climate: Vineyard hill is exposed to daily sunshine and early morning fog ensuring full grape ripeness.
Of note: 100% Clone 667