2016 Gallegos Pinot Noir
Boekenoogen Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands
Rich and layered flavors of ripe red fruits are beautifully balanced with the fresh acidity. A consistent award winning wine.
Nestled atop the foothills in the heart of the Santa Lucia Highlands in Monterey County, California, lies family owned and operated Boekenoogen Vineyards and Winery. The combination of superior clones, rocky well-drained soils, meticulous viticulture practices, foggy mornings and sunny afternoons moderated by a cooling maritime breezes, has resulted in superior grapes.
This wine was aged in 25% new French oak and 75% neutral French oak.
"Our deep colored Pinot Noir opens up with aromas of strawberry, rhubarb pie, cranberry, and cherry. Rich and layered flavors of ripe red fruits are beautifully balanced with the fresh acidity. Velvety tannins deliver a lovely, full bodied wine with a smooth, silky finish. A Pinot Noir with well rounded red fruit, a soft entry, and smooth transitions through the sipping experience." -Eric Gallegos, Winemaker