L’usine Sleepy Hollow Pinot Noir 2018 750 ml


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Introducing L’Usine Sleepy Hollow Pinot Noir, a wine that embodies the unexpected treasures of the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. Nestled within the renowned Sleepy Hollow vineyard, this Pinot Noir beautifully showcases the unique characteristics of the region’s Arroyo Seco gravelly sand loam soil.

Meticulously chosen vineyard blocks, specifically blocks 22 and 32, make up the foundation of this exceptional wine. Planted with Clones 115 and 667, the fruit from these blocks has been cultivated with utmost care. Multiple de-clumping and green passes have been conducted, ensuring only the finest berries are selected. The result is a wine that reflects the dedication and passion of hand-harvested grapes.

The winemaking process for L’Usine Sleepy Hollow Pinot Noir is a work of art. The grapes are 100% destemmed before undergoing a 4-5 day cold soak to extract the full flavor potential. Every pick and lot is treated with equal attention, with separate vinification to preserve their individual characteristics. During the 10-14 days of maceration, regular punch-downs are performed to enhance complexity.

After gravity racking to French oak barrels, the wine is aged for 9 months, with 49% new oak lending subtle oak influences. The cooperages of Francois Feres, Damy, and Cadus are predominantly used, exhibiting the masterful craftsmanship that elevates this wine. With minimal intervention, the wine is not fined, only lightly filtered, allowing the purest expression to shine through.

In the glass, L’Usine Sleepy Hollow Pinot Noir presents a mesmerizing array of complex aromas. Fresh cranberry, pomegranate, and raspberry swirl together, evolving into crushed gravel, coast redwood forest floor, lemon zest, and shiitake mushroom. Each sip reveals an indulgent experience, with a pleasing depth and a subtle weight that leaves a lasting impact on the palate.

Similar to the aromas, the flavors of this Pinot Noir are satiating and rich. Cranberry, a touch of blue fruits, and hints of lavender create a harmonious symphony of taste. As the wine lingers, delicate notes of brioche and strawberry tart emerge, accompanied by gentle tannins and a perfectly balanced acidity that brings refreshment and satisfaction.

L’Usine Sleepy Hollow Pinot Noir is a true gem that captures the essence of the Santa Lucia Highlands. It beautifully marries elegance, depth, and a sense of discovery, making it a must-have for any wine enthusiast. Elegantly packaged in a 750ml bottle, this vintage is ready to be savored and enjoyed.

Experience the allure of L’Usine Sleepy Hollow Pinot Noir, and let it transport you to the Santa Lucia Highlands, where exceptional wines are born and cherished moments are made.

Additional information

Weight 1.6 kg
Dimensions 3.75 × 3.75 × 12 in


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