2016 Martin Ray Tina Marie Pinot Noir
For several vintages now, Tina Marie Vineyard has been the foundation of our Reserve Green Valley Pinot Noir. The gently sloping vineyard which lies butted against the foothills of the coastal mountains at the eastern corner of the AVA, has unceasingly produced phenomenal wine from the three clones planted there. The drought conditions of the 2015 vintage pushed this vineyard right over the top, concentrating the already intense flavors and aromas, which made it an obvious choice for a single-vineyard bottling.
This wine is our tribute to the legacy of Green Valley Pinot Noir. The blend of clones reveals intense notes of ripe bing cherry, delectable fresh picked rasberry, aromatic cherry blossoms, and earthy notes of cola and nutmeg. With its well-known zesty acidity and silky tannins, the lush body leads to a lingering finish with unobtrusive notes of subtle vanilla.