2017 Sean Minor Pinot Noir (Four Bears)

Year: 2017
Appellation: Central Coast
Country: USA - California
California Grapevine: 89
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$9.95

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"1. 2017 Sean Minor, “4B,” California ($16) – Medium-light to medium ruby color; fragrant, red berry and cherry cola aroma with hints of clove and baking spices; medium body; cherry and raspberry fruit flavors with good acid balance, earthy and spicy notes, and some richness and elegance in the mouthfeel; medium tannin; lingering aftertaste. Highly recommended. Easy and enjoyable to drink now and attractively priced, especially when found discounted. 14.2% alcohol; 15,000 cases; 100% Pinot Noir (PN); released August 2018. (Group Score: 16.1 of 20 points, 3 of 10 firstplace votes/1 second/4 thirds; My Score: 16.5 [89 of 100 points], first place)" (CGV)

Winery Notes:
TASTING NOTES:
Our Central Coast Pinot Noir displays aromas of cherry, strawberry, and raspberry fruit with a hint of earthy notes. On the palate, the Pinot offers bright flavors of strawberry and cherry combined with hints of tobacco. The bright acidity combined with sweet oak results in a lingering finish.

WINEMAKING NOTES:
Grapes from sites throughout Central Coast were harvested at optimal maturity, then de-stemmed and gently placed into open-top stainless steel fermenters and cold soaked for 3 days prior to initiating fermentation. During fermentation, each tank is punched down two to three times per day. The fermented wine then was racked to oak for aging. During the aging process the wine lots were tasted throughout and blended back together just before bottling.