Walt Wines Pinot Noir La Brisa 2016
Owned and run by Kathryn Hall, Walt is a tribute to her parents, Bob and Delores Walt. Fruit for La Brisa comes predominately from Dijon and heritage clones from Bob’s Ranch Estate, with Gap’s Crown and Calesa vineyards. The diverse vineyard sites and clonal variation creates a complexity uncommon at this price point. This is a medium-to-full-bodied Pinot Noir, packed with berry fruit, cocoa, menthol and light tannins.
WA91: "Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2016 Pinot Noir La Brisa gives up lovely notions of violets, chocolate box and rose hip tea over a core of pomegranate, black cherries and menthol. Medium to full-bodied, the palate reveals loads of perfumed black and red berry flavors, supported by plush tannins and lovely freshness, finishing earthy."