Hess Select Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

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Winemaker's Notes

Hess Select winemakers explore California's Central Coast growing region, with a particular fondness for the famed Pinot Noir grown in the Santa Lucia Highlands and the Santa Maria Valley. This vintage features a blend of 78% fruit from Monterey, with much of that from the Sarmento Vineyard in SLH, and 22% from the Santa Maria Valley, where Pinot Noir benets from the cooling ocean inuence brought onshore through mountain ranges oriented west to east. Hess Director of Winemaking Dave Guy rst made Pinot Noir here in the Santa Maria Valley, and his familiarity with fruit sourced from the region shows in this delicious wine.

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The Hess Collection was founded by Swiss entrepreneur Donald Hess, who first purchased vineyards on Mount Veeder in 1978 and began making wine under The Hess Collection label in 1983. In 1986, he began renovation of the historic winery, originally constructed in 1903 by Colonel Theodore Gier. The winery opened to the public in 1989. The Hess Collection has vineyards on Mount...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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