At Pinot Paradise this year we decided to preview our 2012 Split Rail Pinot Noir… so we extracted a 5-barrel blend and shared it with guests of the VIP tasting. One such VIP was Rusty Gaffney, otherwise known as “the Prince of Pinot”, author of The Pinotfile. Here’s what Rusty had to say:
“2012 Sante Arcangeli Family Wines Barrel Sample.
Sourced from a Corralitos vineyard. Very few 2012 samples were available for tasting at the Grand Cruz Tasting but this one really stood out. Aged in 70% new French oak barrels and still showing significant espresso oak topcoat, the fruit is nevertheless stunning.”