J Lohr Pinot Noir 2015

Winemaker's Description: The 2015 vintage was a very low rainfall year with an overall warm spring and summer. Warm and dry weather dominated the early part of the growing season which initiated budbreak sooner than usual and was followed by a bit of cool weather during bloom. Summer brought higher temperatures and accelerated ripening to a degree that led to our earliest-ever harvest of Pinot Noir. Fully ripe Pinot was picked 2 to 3 weeks earlier than normal with the Santa Lucia Highlands (63% of the blend) harvest completed by September 17th and the later ripening Arroyo Seco blocks (35% of the blend) completed near the end of September.