Two Sisters Lindsay's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
Lindsay's Pinot Noir is rich and intense. Aromatics of dark charred blackberries, Chambord, and boysenberry jam make your mouth water. Intense dark fruit notes of lush blackberry and hints of coffee bean linger followed by a finish including dried pomegranate, black pepper, and oregano. This wine has intense fruit concentration and paired with rich toasted french oak makes for a divine combination.
Pair this wine a filet minon for an evening of decadence.
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Rugged aromas of sagebrush, baked earth and leather give depth to the roasted cranberry core of this wine. Rich and hearty flavors of seared strawberry and muddled mulberry come through on the sip, where a creamy texture leads into gamy hints of blistered pork skin toward the vanilla-kissed finish.
Two Sisters wines are named after founders’ Bill and Carol Foley’s daughters – Lindsay and Courtney. The wines come from the best blocks of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Lindsay's and Courtney's vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. These limited-production bottlings feature heritage and heirloom clones chosen specifically for their character, flavor profile and compatibility with the terroir of each vineyard block. Grapes are hand-picked in the cool morning to preserve flavors and aromatics. The result of this care and drive for quality result in complex and elegant wines that embody the rarity of the Sta. Rita Hills.
A superior source of California Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills is the coolest, westernmost sub-region of the larger Santa Ynez Valley appellation within Santa Barbara County. This relatively new AVA is unquestionably one to keep an eye on.
The climate of Sta. Rita Hills is a natural match for Chardonnay and Pinot noir, thanks to the crisp ocean breezes and well-drained, limestone-rich calcareous soil. Here, grapes ripen just enough, while retaining brisk acidity and harmonious balance.
Thin-skinned, finicky and temperamental, Pinot Noir is also one of the most rewarding grapes to grow and remains a labor of love for some of the greatest vignerons in Burgundy. Fairly adaptable but highly reflective of the environment in which it is grown, Pinot Noir prefers a cool climate and requires low yields to achieve high quality. Outside of France, outstanding examples come from in Oregon, California and throughout specific locations in wine-producing world. Somm Secret—André Tchelistcheff, California’s most influential post-Prohibition winemaker decidedly stayed away from the grape, claiming “God made Cabernet. The Devil made Pinot Noir.”