Central Coast. This is a lovely Pinot Noir site just below the elevation for The Santa Cruz AVA. The nose shows soft red cherry with light minerals and a kiss of spice. The palate is light bodied with good acid and a flavor set of present cherry fruit with cola, spice, and sweet oak. Delicious for its price! D&M Tasting Notes
The 2017 St Georges derives primarily from the elegant, floral, very small-berried pinot of the decades-old Besson planting at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
About the name- Birichino- biri-kino. Like locksmiths in the United States that add additional AAAs onto their names to be the first listed in the telephone directory, and drawing on deep reserves of innate marketing genius, we went in search of something unpronounceable to English speakers, yet also difficult to remember that began with A or B. Alluce was an early favorite, seeming to evoke lightness and air in English, but in fact translating as big toe. Seeking something with that playfulness, though about some things we profess to be deadly serious, and inspired by the surprising, slighty racy character of our first wine, the Malvasia Bianca that leads one on to thinking sweet, and delivers something else entirely, we hit on Birichino, meaning naughty in Italian. And who doesn't consider themselves just a little bit naughty, after all? Winery Notes
Birichino 2017 Saint Georges Pinot Noir
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- SKU #: 7436