2018 Pinot Noir Estate


92 Points, Wine Enthusiast

Our S.V. Estate Pinot Noir adds new meaning to the term "homegrown," as some of the vines from which it is drawn are mere steps from the tasting room. Having complete "dirt to bottle" quality control ensures this limited release is a special one.

Tasting Notes

The 2018 Estate Pinot Noir is a beautiful balance of bright soft red fruits, floral notes, and forest floor. On the nose ripe strawberry, cherry, and pomegranate shine with hints of herbs and spice. The palate echoes the aromas along with blueberry, plum, black pepper, and a touch of clove. Serve this with herb-roasted chicken, grilled pork tenderloin, pan-seared portobello mushrooms, or French onion soup.

Vineyard Sources

Appellation: Santa Clara County
Vineyard: Sarah's Estate
Grower: Tim Slater

Technical Data

Harvest Date: September 2018

Alcohol: 14.2

Cooperage: 11 months, 25% New French oak

Bottling Date: August 2019

Production: 544

2018 Pinot Noir Estate