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2020 Clone 828 Pinot Noir

2020 Clone 828 Pinot Noir
ESTATE GROWN - SANTA YNEZ VALLEY

The 2020 Pinot Noir Clone 828 commands the nose with aromas of black raspberry, rose petal, sandalwood, cola and earthy loam. The palate is silky and enveloping, displaying ripe flavors of strawberry and cherry interlaced with hints of anise, black tea and vanilla cream. Notes of baking spice dance along a soft, luscious finish. A sensuous wine for the Pinot Noir hedonist. 

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Santa Ynez Valley
Acid
.60
pH
3.70
Aging
22 months in French oak barrels
Alcohol %
16
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2020 Pinot Noir Clone 828 commands the nose with aromas of black raspberry, rose petal, sandalwood, cola and earthy loam. The palate is silky and enveloping, displaying ripe flavors of strawberry and cherry interlaced with hints of anise, black tea and vanilla cream. Notes of baking spice dance along a soft, luscious finish. A sensuous wine for the Pinot Noir hedonist.
Vineyard Notes
The 35-acre Brick Barn estate vineyard lies just north of the Santa Ynez River in a largely unexplored winegrowing corridor near the city of Buellton in the western Santa Ynez Valley. The Pinot Noir Clone 828 comes from Block 10, which is planted along an upper highland at an elevation of 550 feet. Here, persistent sun exposure ensures fully defined fruit flavors, while the Pacific Ocean—just 10 miles away—delivers daily cooling that maintains vital varietal acidity and structure. Rocky loam and limestone soils further ensure authentic expression of the variety and clone. The result is a naturally expressive Pinot Noir that showcases the distinctive qualities of Clone 828, which is known to excel in our estate vineyard.
Winemaker Notes
The fruit from Block 10 was picked at night to ensure complete fruit integrity. After harvesting, the grapes were destemmed and cold soaked for five days for a gentle extraction of color and flavor. The must was fermented in a combination of small stainless steel fermenters and open-top bins, with manual punchdowns two times daily as well as pumpovers once per day—a small-lot winemaking regimen designed to maximize flavor expression. The wine was then aged for 22 months in French oak barrels featuring 25 percent new oak, bringing added texture and dimension to the palate. A total of 27 barrels were selected to create this limited-edition clonal selection.
Food Pairing Notes
The engulfing elegance of the 2020 Pinot Noir Clone 828 makes a great match for rack of lamb with garlic and herbs, roast turkey, cedar plank salmon, mushroom risotto and filet medallions.
Other Notes
We are proud to count several iconic French clones among our Pinot Noir plantings at the Brick Barn estate, including Clone 828—the focus of this limited-edition clonal selection wine. Clone 828 originates from the Dijon region of France and is prized for its deep fruit character and lush texture.

Product Reviews

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Olivia Houston
(Oct 22, 2023 at 9:21 AM)
So smooth!! Best Pinot in the Valley!! Our visit to your Estate was memorable. Beautiful grounds, music, and friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient servers. Especially, Lupe!

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Jake and Shelby Swanson
(Dec 20, 2023 at 7:58 PM)
We LOVE this wine. It’s such a great addition to a nice dinner, to give as a gift, and even to celebrate a fun occasion with! Super flavorful and we always know it will be a hit with guests. We will definitely be opening some with the Christmas holiday coming. Can’t recommend enough!

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Mike Eggleton
(Jan 28, 2024 at 9:33 AM)
This was a fantastic visit with great wine. I thought I had found my favorite until I tasted the Clone 828. I ended up just having a few glasses rather than continuing with the tasting. Now this is at the top of my wine list.

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