2021 / Pinot Noir
2021 Overlook Pinot Noir
The 2021 Overlook Pinot Noir represents another splendid blend from some of California’s best cool climate growing regions in Monterey, Santa Barbara and Sonoma Counties. Greg Stach’s expertise in selecting the finest parcels for this blend coupled with our growers’ meticulous viticultural practices yielded truly exceptional fruit for this warmer than average vintage. The 2021 Overlook Pinot Noir has an impeccable pedigree and each vineyard adds to the charm and complexity of the wine. Such dedication by our grower partners warranted hand harvesting at night with early morning deliveries to provide the purest expression of what this somewhat challenging vintage had to offer.
53% Sonoma County, 43% Monterey County, 4% Santa Barbara County
Full Wine Specifications (PDF)
Medium purple/ruby color with attractive aromas of strawberry compote, red cherry and plum with toasted oak, vanilla and cinnamon spice, leather, red licorice, a little camphor with subtle purple floral notes. On the palate the wine is moderate to not quite full-bodied with ripe fruit of red berry, cherry and plum with vanilla, cinnamon and toasted oak leading into a mid-palate that features leather, a touch of dried herbs, camphor with underlying earthy notes. The finish is moderately long and fresh with lingering fruit, barrel spice and perfectly balanced tannins.
The 2021 Overlook Pinot Noir is a perfect mix of ripe fruit, savory elements and spice matched with freshness and texture that show its cooler climate California roots. It’s a versatile food pairing wine that pairs equally well with a rotisserie roasted chicken with garlic and herbs as it does with a hearty lasagna.