- Producer: SPEAR Vineyards & Winery - read about the Estate
- Winemaker: Ofer Shepher
- Region (AVA): Santa Ynez Valley (Sta. Ria Hills)
- Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
- Vintage production: c.360 cases
- Winery location: Sta. Rita Hills
- Owner: Ofer Shepher
- First vintage: 2016
- Drinking window: 2020-2030+
About The Wine
Ranging from the very top of the property, five clonal selections planted in 2012 of Pommard, Swan, 2A, 667 and 115 comprise this 100% estate bottling. Steep slopes marked with limestone deposits, botella clay and sandy loam profiles.
The grapes were harvested in October at a Brix of 24.0, and had 12 months élevage in neutral French oak barrels.
SPEAR Estate Pinot Noir 2019
"The light medium ruby-hued 2019 Pinot Noir Estate shows the soft, elegant, seamless style of the vintage nicely and is well worth seeking out. Medium-bodied aromas and flavors of black raspberries, spice, game, and some earthy nuances emerge from this pure, balanced, incredibly compelling Pinot Noir that will evolve for 5-7 years."
93 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Aug. 2021)