Presqu'ile Pinot Noir 2017
Presqu'ile Pinot Noir 2017 at Third Base Market & Spirits
In the realm of wines, the Pinot Noir grape has often been hailed as the "heartbreak grape" due to its finicky growing requirements. It is therefore a true testament to the mastery of a vintner when one encounters a Pinot Noir as eloquently crafted as the Presqu'ile Pinot Noir 2017. Third Base Market & Spirits is honored to offer this distinguished bottle as part of our curated wine selection.
- Name: Presqu'ile Pinot Noir 2017
- Type: Red Wine - Pinot Noir
- Age: Vintage 2017
- Region: Santa Maria Valley, California, USA
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 13.5%
Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
The Presqu'ile Pinot Noir 2017 presents an elegant, translucent garnet hue in the glass, inviting the taster to anticipate the subtleties and intricacies that Pinot Noir is famous for. The light catching at the rim suggests a wine of finesse and detail.
On the nose, the wine opens with an ethereal blend of wild berries, most prominently red cherries and raspberries, underpinned by nuanced floral notes of violet. The fruit is augmented by hints of earthy loam and spice, suggesting its Santa Maria Valley terroir.
Upon tasting, the wine showcases an exceptional balance between its structural elements. Fresh fruit flavors like ripe strawberries and black cherries are gracefully integrated with traces of baking spices—clove and nutmeg—rendering a complex yet harmonious palate. The mineral undertones give a nod to the wine's terroir, providing a well-rounded mouthfeel.
The finish is protracted and refined, leaving behind a mosaic of fruit and spice that lingers in the mouth. The tannins, although present, are remarkably supple, lending the wine an airy, almost ethereal quality, which is counterbalanced by a welcoming acidity that prepares the palate for the next sip.
Light to medium-bodied, the Presqu'ile Pinot Noir 2017 demonstrates a velvety texture, adding to its overall drinking pleasure. The acid-to-fruit ratio is remarkably balanced, giving the wine both structure and accessibility.
Third Base Market & Spirits Perspective:
This Pinot Noir is a perfect example of the capabilities of the Santa Maria Valley to produce wines of considerable sophistication and charm. It is a wine that not only can be enjoyed in its relative youth but also has the structural integrity to improve with age. Whether enjoyed today or cellared for future enjoyment, this is a wine that speaks to the connoisseur and the casual drinker alike.
Being a 2017 vintage, it is advised to acquire this bottle while still available, as wines of this caliber often become more elusive with time.
In summary, the Presqu'ile Pinot Noir 2017 is an exemplar of what California's Santa Maria Valley can produce in the hands of talented winemakers. It's a testament to the grape's elusive charm, captured meticulously in every bottle. For those who appreciate the fine art of winemaking, this is a wine that commands attention, and Third Base Market & Spirits is delighted to feature it in our discerning collection.