The 2011 Red Stitch Soberanes Vineyard Pinot Noir is our first vineyard
designate Pinot Noir, and our first vintage from the coveted Santa Lucia
The 2011 Red Stitch Soberanes Vineyard Pinot Noir reveals an elegant
bouquet of warm baked cherry pie and crushed rose petals layered with scents
of fresh Douglas-fir, shaved nutmeg and wet stone. Deep crimson/scarlet in
color, this beautifully structured wine reveals ripe red fruit, dried hibiscus,
cinnamon spice and perfectly integrated oak.
The cool, long growing season in 2011 is the signature of this special
vineyard, situated in the bench-lands of the Santa Lucia Highlands. Foggy
mornings dissipate thanks to the fierce winds off of the Pacific Ocean, which
keep the grapes cool during warm days. The wine's crisp acidity and ripe
tannins speak to the terrior and allow Red Stitch to cultivate a wine that is
ready to drink today and will also grow more complex for years to come.