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El Pino Club

Santa Rosa, CA USA

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  • 2020 High Haven Pinot Noir
    High Haven
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    High Haven captures the essence of California's highest and coolest growing region, and the humble, nostalgic —slightly eccentric — charm of Anderson Valley. This rustic enclave, in the shadow of the giant redwoods, produces world-class Pinot that is deeply aromatic, balancing concentrated fruit with beautiful acidity. To capture a full expression of Anderson Valley, we sourced fruit from two sites. The majority comes from five blocks in the cooler “deep end” of the valley, at 480 feet elevation, where maritime fog and wind influences bring out bright and finessed characters. A smaller portion comes from our Middleridge Ranch, at 1,110 feet, where open hills and warm winds develop riper, more fruit-driven flavors. Fruit was hand-picked September 12-16, 2020. High Haven opens with aromas of black cherry and cola with rich butterscotch and roasted whole vanilla pod accents. Ripe raspberry, fig bar, and allspice flavors are supported by bright acidity and integrated tannins which lead to a structured finish.
    Suggested Retail Price: $60.00
  • 2018 Funky Jory Pinot Noir
    Dundee Hills
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    Funky Jory is a love letter to the deep red Jory soil that defines the Dundee Hills growing region of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. A lighter body with flavors of forest floor, bright red fruit and a mysterious minerality make this a classically Oregon Pinot with a big nod to the Old World. All the fruit for this wine comes from our estate vineyard in the Dundee Hills where our vines grow in — not surprisingly — red Jory soils. Rich in nutrients and high in clay content, this basalt-based volcanic soil produces Pinot Noirs with high acidity, softer tannins, and a red-fruit flavor profile. The wine opens with complex aromatics of dried cherry, wild strawberry, damp earth, and a touch of baking spice aroma from the sparing use of new French oak barrels. The finish is silky and long, typical of Dundee Hills Pinot Noir.
    Suggested Retail Price: $70.00
  • 2019 Sea Floored
    Santa Barbara County, Santa Rita Hills
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    Sea Floored is an ode to the ancient sea floor in which our vineyards are planted and the cool Pacific breezes that help Pinot to thrive in the Sta. Rita Hills. You can taste those maritime roots in its concentrated fruit, balanced acidity and fascinating minerality. Fruit was sourced exclusively from our two estate vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills, each sited to benefit from the cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean. The Rancho Santa Rosa vineyard is planted on steep, south-facing slopes in limestone soils. Rancho Las Hermanas is the westernmost property in the AVA, with vines growing in over six different soil types, all of ancient marine origin. Take a deep breath and dive in. Sea Floored opens with aromas of cherry cola, dried cran-raspberries, and classic Sta. Rita Hills black pepper. On the palate, deep flavors of Chambord, red pomegranate and cranberry fruit are framed by moderate tannins and food-friendly acidity, finishing with hints of tobacco and oak-roasted coffee bean.
    Suggested Retail Price: $60.00
  • 2019 The Cusp
    Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
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    The Cusp fully embraces the tension between Russian River fog and Sonoma sunshine. A proudly new-world Pinot, with a full, round body, packed with concentrated dark fruit, but beautifully balanced and unexpectedly complex. Our Trenton Road Vineyard is located in the Russian River Valley AVA of Sonoma County, and ideally situated to benefit from morning fog and afternoon sunshine. From the vineyard's 45 acres, we selected fruit from just four blocks (Old Barn, Richard's Crown, Richard's South and Kashia) which was hand-picked between September 11-28, 2019. Aromas of concentrated bing cherry pie filling and bright cranberry are interwoven with soft vanilla, baking spices, spun sugar and a hint of gently worn leather. Bright bing cherry flavors on the front palate are balanced by a weightier yet elegant mid palate, which leads to a lingering, mouthwatering finish.
    Suggested Retail Price: $$50.00

Description

We created El Pino Club because we freaking love Pinot. It’s fickle, it’s funky, it defies expectations, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. We curate exceptional Pinot Noir from around the globe, so that you can see the world through the eyes of this wonderful little grape.

Every member of El Pino Club is a unique and lovably-quirky character, bursting with personality, and undeniably true to itself. As individual cast members, they are an ode to the lands and the hands that produce them, and as an ensemble, they celebrate the full range and charm of this legendary varietal.

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