I’ve posted about earlier vintages of this wine before and have thoroughly enjoyed its unique qualities. I’ve been fascinated with this version of the Pinot Noir varietal crafted into a white wine and fermented 100% in stainless steel. I’m not sure if I expected typical Pinot Noir notes, but muted or something more pronounced, but that isn’t what this wine is. It is a white wine and drinks like one.
In the past, I’ve been delighted by the austerity of the wine. Earlier vintages have been so crisp, so clean, so lovely. And this one is too…but this one has something more.
This 2019 vintage is elegant and luxurious. It has gorgeous aromatics and a supple mouthfeel with great acid. It is the lightest straw color in the glass, but greets the drinker with bright aromas of lychee, orange blossom, and pineapple. It tastes of white raspberries, honeysuckle, and honeydew. Delightful!
This leads me to one last reminder for 𝐏𝐢𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞, the program which allows 𝐘𝐎𝐔 to name your price for a bottle (or 12) of Cali’s Cuvée Pinot Noir. Anything over $12 is donated to your choice of nonprofits selected by Left Coast Estate. https://leftcoastwine.orderport.net/wines/Pinot-For-The-People
From Left Coast Estate:
𝐏𝐈𝐍𝐎𝐓 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐏𝐄𝐎𝐏𝐋𝐄
2020 has been a hard year so far and we want to help. We are making our Cali’s Cuvee Pinot Noir more accessible with a name-your-price-campaign. Pick any price above $12 per bottle. This is an online promotion. Our Suggested Retail Price is $24. Any revenue over $11 (the cost to produce our wine) will be donated to your choice of the following nonprofits:
𝐍𝐀𝐀𝐂𝐏: Works towards equal rights for all without discrimination based on race
𝐒𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐝: Provides healthcare to seasonal vineyard workers and their families
𝐃𝐮𝐜𝐤𝐬 𝐔𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝: Conserves and protects wetlands and waterfowl habitat
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭: Works for a fair and effective criminal justice system in the U.S.
𝐎𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: Aims to improve the lives of all Oregonians through philanthropy