Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Wine of the Week - Last Light Pinot Noir "Derbyshire Vineyard"

This week, Last Light's Pinot Noir is highlighted. What is truly unique about this central coast Pinot is the location of the Vineyard. The Derbyshire land is the closest vineyard to the Pacific Ocean that is commercially farmed. The close proximity to this marine influence produces an exquisite, cool-climate Pinot, with an elegant richness that California Pinot is also known to possess. The "Derbyshire Vineyard" Pinot Noir has a deep perfumed of pomegranate, peppercorns, sour cherry and Darjeeling tea. Stem inclusion leans aromas of fresh snap pea and earthiness as well as good texture. Palate is silky and plush with blood orange, cranberry, and chalky minerality. With the holidays fast approaching, Last Night's Pinot Noir is an ideal pairing for any occasion.   

Last Light’s name is a nod to the coastal vineyard sites from which they source their grapes, both of which see the last light of the sun on the west coast as it sets over the ocean. Currently making Pinot Noir exclusively from the Derbyshire Vineyard in San Simeon and Chardonnay from the Spanish Springs Vineyard in the Edna Valley AVA, these locations represent the ultimate in extreme cool climate viticulture. For founders Jared Lee and David Sartain, this project is truly driven by passion. They don’t make wine with mass market appeal in mind, instead focusing on producing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay they want to drink and put their names on. With such unique vineyard sites, they focus solely on making wine that reflects these amazing coastal locations.

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