Pinot Noir - the words immediately conjure up images of rolling vineyards shrouded by misty air, gentle slopes dotted with rustic barns and family farmers diligently pursuing their craft. In the Central Coast of California, grape farmers are intensely proud of their heritage, yet remain humble and reserved. No corporate wineries here. These are garage operations, unadorned and unassuming. That’s why we’re so excited to present Thriller Pinot Noir to you. To get access to the good stuff in this part of California, you have to know on whose door to knock.
Thriller is a very complex and focused Pinot Noir, showing aromas of cherries, blackberries, and plums with notes of vanilla, mocha and oak. The wine is medium-bodied with bright red fruit and soft yet structured tannins with a lingering sweet oak finish.
Pair Thriller Pinor Noir with:
Brie and walnut salad
Rabbit in a cream sauce
Coq au vin
A truffle dish on special occasions
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Strolling along the bluffs above the Pacific Ocean near where Thriller is grown with a glass of this fine Pinot in our hand is a majestic experience. You can taste the fresh air, the loamy soil and the piney cypress trees in every sip. No other red grape variety manages to pick up so much of its environment in the finished wine, and thankfully for Thriller Pinot Noir, those surroundings are magnificent.
The cool, maritime climate of this beautiful wine region isn’t suited for producing rich, powerhouse wines. Instead, the Pinots grown here tend to be elegant, feminine expressions that trade size and heft for grace and balance. Thriller Pinot Noir is a glorious expression of a one-of-a-kind viticultural landscape.
APPELLATION: Central Coast, California
VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 78% Pinot Noir, 10% Syrah, 8% Petite Sirah, 4% Other Varietals
WINEMAKING PROCESS: Every vintage is different, and we’re proud to say we tailor our winemaking techniques every year to ensure Thriller Pinot Noir receives the detailed care it deserves. In 2017, Thriller was fermented and aged in a mix of stainless and American and French oak barrels, 25% of which were new. Thriller received 12 months of aging before bottling.
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