Wenzlau 2013 Pinot Noir "Estate" Santa Rita Hills


Wenzlau 2013 Pinot Noir "Estate" Santa Rita Hills
Retail 65.00 - GGWC 62.99 
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The Story:  Bill and Cindy Wenzlau purchased 100 acres, but only planted 12 ½ of them (8 ½ to Pinot 4 to Chardonnay).  For 2 decades they fantasized about owning their own vineyard.   But it was not until their sommelier son Tommy came back from a trip to France that he persuaded his family to look for land.  They scoured California and came across this gorgeous property in the Santa Rita Hills and the rest as they say was history and Wenzlau Vineyard was born!  The first vintages were made by Paul Lato and as of 2012 Justin Willett (Tyler) has been at the helm of this great winery.


Robert Parker: "Wenzlau Vineyard burst onto the scene in 2011 and has produced outstanding wines in every vintage since. Made by Justin Willett of Tyler, these wines share a lot of similarities with the Tyler wines and have bright, crisp yet balanced and thoroughly enjoyable profiles. In general, that wines are mostly destemmed and aged in small amounts of new oak. Most of these 2013s will be better in a year or so and evolve gracefully."


Anthony Galloni: "A rich, ample wine, the 2013 Pinot Noir Estate is very tightly wound today. The flavors are intense and dark, almost as if you could taste the intense mineral, ash, smoke, graphite and licorice that appear to emanate from these distinctive, black soils in the Sta. Rita Hills. The inclusion of 33% whole clusters adds a measure of aromatic nuance and exoticism, with hints of rose petal, star anise and blood orange that develop on the beguiling finish."

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  • Vintage: 2013
  • Winery: Wenzlau