Twomey Cellars by Silver Oak 2013 Pinot Noir, Bien Nacido Vyd. Santa Maria Valley
From Silver Oak comes this Twomey Vineyards Pinot Noir. Grapes are sourced from the iconic Central Coast vineyard, Bien Nacido. The backbone of this wine comes from Blocks 1, 7 and 9, all organically farmed hillside plantings. There are also grapes from Block N, one of the original 1972 plantings of own-rooted Martini clone, a vineyard practice rare anywhere in the world. The wine was aged 15 months sur-lie in French oak barrels. Wine & Spirits scored this 91 points saying "With its aromas of cherry skin and candied violets, this has a charming immediacy. The fruit is tangy and lithe, driven by clean acidity, already approachable. It doesn't have a lot of depth to its structure, but it's an elegant and exuberant wine to drink young."