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2016 EX Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
8 mo in neutral and new (7%) French oak
Residual Sugar
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2016 EX Pinot Noir

Wrath’s 2016 EX Pinot Noir offers a true barometer of the quality and soul of our estate fruit.  It is hard to believe that a wine that sees minimal new oak can be so rich and expansive.  

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With a name meaning “out of” in Latin, EX speaks to our focus on expressing the personality and characteristics of our Certified Sustainable (SIP) estate vineyard. We harvest these pinot grapes a bit earlier than other lots to retain bright acidic energy.  New French oak is kept to a minimum so that the flavor retains focus on our estate grown fruit.  The resulting wine is bright and energetic with cherry and red berry flavors that have undertones of earth and a hint of spice.

Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Our Estate San Saba Vineyard is set in a sheltered nook just below the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. The estate consists of 72 acres of which 67.75 are planted to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Falanghina. This is a cool site with little rainfall and one of the longest growing seasons in the world. Our soils, Arroyo Gravelly Loam and Hanford Gravely Sandy Loam, provide a low-vigor, well-draining, disease- and pest-free medium for our vines. They also impart a subtle mineral quality to our wines. To preserve our local ecosystem, we have worked with viticultural consultant Steve McIntyre to develop a sustainable farming program, certified by CCVT, tailored to our estate. In addition to protecting the local environment, we believe it allows us to produce wines that are more authentic and specific to our terroir.
Production Notes
65% 828 -10% Swan- 10% 115- 10% 777 and 5% 667; 700 cases produced