J. Lohr 2012 Pinot Noir, Falcons Perch, Monterey
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Founded more than three decades ago by Jerry Lohr, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines crafts an array of acclaimed wines from estate grapes. This Pinot Noir is their most popular. Grapes are sourced from select vineyards within and surrounding the Arroyo Seco region of central Monterey County, known for it's cool, windswept terroir. Dijon clones of Pinot Noir, which have dramatically increased the quality of the varietal in this area are the backbone of this Falcon’s Perch. A three day cold soak is followed by fermentation in open top tanks with daily punch downs. A portion (15%) was then aged in French oak barrels. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this 92 points saying "Deep, inviting aromas of cherry, strawberry and cranberry mesh with red licorice, violet and nutmeg on this superbly priced wine. It’s a fleshy Pinot, named after a falcon that perches in the vineyard’s lone pine tree, with pretty, punch-like flavors of violet, rose and more red fruit."