2012 Ruinenlust Pinot Noir "Enchanted Hill Vineyard"

 Photos by: CHRISTINE BAKER-PARRISH
 Photos by: CHRISTINE BAKER-PARRISH
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2012 Ruinenlust Pinot Noir "Enchanted Hill Vineyard"

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2012 Ruinenlust Pinot Noir "Enchanted Hill Vineyard"

 Vineyard enchanted hill vineyard (adjacent to hearst castle) harvest 22-23 ̊ brix, mid Septemberfermentation native yeasts, 1⁄2 whole-cluster/stem inclusion aging neutral oak barrels

production 4 barrels (98 proper cases)bottling no fining, no filtrationalcohol 13.8%artwork Turkish Kilim artifact representations

philosophy

Ruinenlust: the past asserts itself over the present as we covet the art form that is decay.

A german word addressing our obsession with old things- ruins, decay, artifacts, i.e. wine. Being adjacent to Hearst Castle, California’s own modern day ruin which was itself created by reassembled Roman and European ruins, it brings to mind that wine can also bridge the gap between past and present.

Just as France took vines from Mesopotamia, some of the first Califor- nian plantings were cuttings from European plots in an attempt to create something new based on what came before. This is the idea behind what is in this bottle, and what the Neighborhood Vineyard Project proposes to continue. The Kilim on the label are a represen- tation of old things presented in a new way.

tasting notes

Difficult to pin down, the wine is constantly changing and evolving in the glass, with multiple scents, tastes and feelings. Always in control, the wine allures you with cranberry, rhubarb and sweet nettle aromas while providing an elegant mouth feel of black cherry simultaneously coating and tingling the pallet with dusty tea leaf and tart huckleberry focus. Of Central Coast provenance with an old Les Beaune soul and the depth of generations.