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Alfaro Family, Trout Gulch Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains, California, 2021

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Overview of the Wine
After a long and satisfying career as the founder of Alfaro’s Micro Bakery, one of California’s premier gourmet bakeries, Richard Alfaro was presented with a unique opportunity in the form of an aging 75 acre apple farm in Corralitos. An offer was made on the baking company by an interested buyer, and in 1998 this forgotten piece of land was lovingly transformed by Richard and his wife Mary Kay, into what is now known as Alfaro Family Vineyards & Winery. In the ensuing years, the Bread Baker became the Winemaker, captivating discriminating wine drinkers along the way. Today there are a total of 38 acres under vine in Corralitos, 18 more in Aptos, and all of the vines are cared for personally by Richard and his crew. The acreage is comprised of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, Merlot, Malbec and Gruner Veltliner. All of the production from start to finish occurs in-house so the grapes take a very short trip from vineyard to bottle. Two of the vineyards are named after the Alfaro’s children, Lindsay Paige and Ryan Spencer. Wife Mary Kay, a certified sommelier, assists Richard while running the office, managing the tasting room and handling the needs of their growing wine club.  

Grape / Blend
Pinot Noir

Santa Cruz Mountains, California

Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Alfaro Trout Gulch Vineyard Pinot Noir is ruby in color with floral aromas and flavors of cherries, raspberries and strawberries. It has a silky texture with mild tannins and bright acidity.

A most versatile wine, it pairs well with salmon, chicken, game birds, most meats, and mushroom dishes.

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Floral tones of hibiscus meet with brisk raspberry and pepper on the clean, light and lovely nose of this bottling. Cherry candy and iced jamaica flavors are cut by a focused rocky minerality on the palate, where the texture is tight and young but ready to enjoy.

Product size: 750ml

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