2016 Peake Ranch John Sebastiano Vineyard Pinot Noir
From a windy site on the eastern slope of the Santa Rita Hills comes a Pinot Noir that embodies power, structure and concentration at its core. Intensely fruit forward with predominantly blueberry and black cherry notes. Graham cracker, fresh cut herbs, rose and toffee hints are also discernible. The fruit lingers on the palate, finishing beautifully with soft oak tannin. Winemaker Paul Lato has once again crafted a classically-styled Pinot Noir from the stately fruit of John Sebastiano Vineyard, providing lively, delicious, early enjoyment. Those of you with patience, however, will find this gem reveals additional complexities with a few years of cellaring.