2010 Zepaltas - Pinot Noir WE Bottoms Vineyard 750ml

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2010 Zepaltas - Pinot Noir WE Bottoms Vineyard
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Bright red. Intensely perfumed scents of red berries, Asian spices, dried rose and sassafras. Sappy, sharply focused raspberry and cherry flavors are lifted by zesty acidity, picking up a blood orange nuance with air. Pure, lively, long pinot with excellent clarity and surprising power.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 162

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About This Producer


Ryan Zepaltas arrived in California from Eau Claire, Wisconsin with $400 and a skateboard so he could indulge his skate passion year-round. A career detour took him to Siduri, where he learned to make Pinot Noir and Syrah under Dianna and Adam Lee. In 2004 he released the first wine under his own label, 40 cases of Syrah sourced from Rosella's Vineyard. His 2005 Pinot Noir La Cruz Vineyard, a site owned by Keller Estates on the Sonoma Coast, received a 95-point rating from The Wine Spectator and put Ryan on the radar for good. Living literally in the Suicci Vineyard, from which he gets Pinot, allows Ryan total control over his production from vine to bottle.

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