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Ghostwriter Santa Cruz County Pinot Noir 2017

    750ML / 13.5% ABV
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    750ML / 13.5% ABV

    Winemaker Notes

    The 2017 is richer and more saturated than the last few vintages. Still plenty of the spice, cranberry and strawberry fruit that was expected from the Santa Cruz Mountains, but lusher and more giving. The goal with this cuvée is to produce a wine that is restrained and true to the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation. The 2017 is 55% Aptos Creek, 35% Smith Road, and 10% Ahlgren.

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    Since beginning in 2002, The Hobo Wine Company has been a family owned and independently operated winery. In 2013, they converted an old warehouse in the historic Roseland neighborhood of Santa Rosa to be their production facility. This move allows them complete independence and full control over our winemaking and production. 

    Stylistically, Hobo Wine Company makes artisanally crafted wines of integrity and charm that respect their role at the table. This means they are true to character and origin, generally moderate in alcohol, and noticeable in acidity. The wines are made without commercial yeast or malolactic bacteria or other commercial additives and sulfur levels are always kept to a minimum. 

    There is a small tasting room at the winery, which is run on 100% local renewable energy, and they welcome visitors from around the world.

    The Ghostwriter project was created by Hobo Wine Company to tap the potential of the Santa Cruz area AVAs. In early 2008, Brian Wilkerson and Kenny Likitprakong took over the farming on two of old vineyard sites, the Woodruff Family Vineyard planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and The Aptos Creek Vineyard planted to Pinot Noir. They introduced sustainable farming to the vineyards and carried that through with natural winemaking in the cellar all in an effort to emphasize the sites and their individual terroirs.

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    Internationally recognized for gorgeous, pure fruit combined with great elegance, California Pinot noir thrives among the state’s cooler, coastal zones. Characterized by eclectic flavors and aromas of strawberry, black cherry, plum and potpourri with notes of forest floor, mushroom or black tea, the best California Pinot noir boast a supple texture and good acidity, giving them the ability to improve with age.

    Credited with the beginning of Pinot noir’s glory in California, two growers, Joe Rochioli and Joseph Swan in the late 1960s independently planted Pinot noir vineyards in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County. Today Sonoma County remains the leading producer of Pinot noir in the state, and Pinot noir is the leading red grape in the county, achieving its highest potential, in the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast.

    Other coastal appellations where Pinot noir flourishes include Carneros, Anderson Valley and most of the Central Coast.

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