VarietiesPinot Noir 100%
VineyardChristie Vineyard
AppellationSanta Cruz Mountains. CA

Bright and pure, the 2021 AVAtrix is all the best parts of Pinot Noir with a great ability to express overtures of well-developed fruit, yet maintaining softness and restraint as its core identity. Fresh, oversized strawberry hits with perfumes of crushed rose pedals. Light vanillin and lavender intermingle and a riper edge of Pluot and marmalade create endearing layers. The wine strikes the palate with a stern acidity rife with cranberries and acai along with the dusting of a graphite minerality. The wine softens into a more rotund ponzu savory note before bright red cherry and red delicious apples take over on the midpalate. Tannins are rounded and soft throughout, taking second fiddle to the more present acidity that highlights the fruit but creates a swift finish of a grainy lychee rind.

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