2016 Piro Presqu’ile Vineyard Pinot Noir

$44

Bright and zingy on the nose, this wine has aromas of beautiful oak and fresh cut herbs, lavender, sage, and miniature strawberries, finishing with petrichor and wet underbrush. It has earthy, yet fruity flavors, reminiscent of a forest floor doused with bright fruit.

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Piro Wine | Santa Barbara County, CA

Marc Piro knew he wanted to be a winemaker when he was nine years old. He sat in the crowded backseat of his family’s beige Mercedes diesel station wagon as they drove through the vineyards of Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley. Inspired, he announced, “Mom, I want a vineyard.” Her response was curt: “Well, then, get a good job.”

Marc grew up in Marin County and visited Santa Barbara for the first time when he was fifteen. From that moment on he knew he wanted to end up there. Marc spent years traveling the world making wine under the supervision of talented winemakers in Argentina, New Zealand, Western Australia, Paso Robles, and Santa Barbara. Margaret River, Australia was Marc’s favorite place… “That’s tough, every place was pretty awesome. But if I had to choose I would probably say my harvest down in Australia. I lived with a buddy of mine, close to the beach. We made wine and surfed.”

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Pinot Noir

This elusive and delicate light-bodied grape is a winegrowers dream, but can be difficult to achieve. Stubborn, yet flirtatious, Pinot Noir is tantalizing creating a beautiful dance between the grape and the winemaker. The resulting light red wine can be nothing short of spectacular. Loved for its red fruit and spicy characteristics, its also a great food partner.

Look for notable regions including Burgundy, France, Central Coast or Sonoma in CA, Willamette Valley in Oregon, and Pfalz or Baden in Germany as well as many other regions around the world in New Zealand, Australia, Chile, and Argentina.

Central Coast, California

When we speak of Central Coast, CA were including numerous diverse regions from Santa Cruz down through Santa Barbara counties. This encompasses smaller areas such as Santa Cruz Mountains AVA, Monterey AVA, Paso Robles AVA, Santa Maria Valley AVA, Santa Ynez Valley AVA, and Sta. Rita Hills AVA. The Central Coast is responsible for many great value wines from a multitude of grape varietals depending on the climate within the specific designated areas. From the coastal AVA’s with influence from the fog and cooling effects, you will find Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The inland AVA’s are much warmer, like Paso Robles, so look here for outstanding Syrah, Grenache, Zinfandel, or Rhône-style blends.

Marc Piro knew he wanted to be a winemaker when he was 9 years old. He sat in the crowded backseat of his family’s beige Mercedes diesel station wagon as they drove through the vineyards of Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley, and, inspired, he announced, “Mom, I want a vineyard.” Her response was curt, “Well, then, get a good job.”

Marc has spent years traveling the world making wine under the supervision of talented winemakers in Argentina, New Zealand, Western Australia, and California. He now works with Jim Clendenen and Bob Lindquist of Au Bon Climat and Qupé wineries in Santa Maria. Jim and Bob are two legendary winemakers in the valley and they continue to help Marc perfect his craft and develop his own unique style of winemaking. Marc will celebrate his 16th harvest this coming fall.

True to his boyhood promise, Marc fulfilled his dream by launching Piro Wine Company, a boutique label focused on his favorite varietal, Pinot Noir. As he puts it, “I strive to make old world style wines from the new world: extremely delicious wines of balance, elegance, and structure.”

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