True Re:public is a line of wines that are expressive of the distinct terroirs of California. This refreshing Pinot Noir, sourced from vineyards throughout the state's best Pinot-growing regions, shows a great sense of its Cali heritage. This wine is partially de-stemmed and gently pressed. It is then fermented in oak and 100% malolactically fermented. re:public was aged in barrel for 18 months before release.
Re:public exhibits dark cherry, roasted pomegranate, and crushed strawberry on the attack, with intermingled notes of smoke, cherry licorice, and perfumed red flowers.
Pairings: Roasted beets, grilled salmon, grilled burgers, BBQ’d ribs, soft cheeses.
ABOUT THE CENTRAL COAST:
Stretching 250 miles south from the San Francisco Bay to Santa Barbara County is the Central Coast Wine Region, a coastal sprawl responsible for about 15% of California’s total wine production. In the northern parts of the Central Coast, chardonnay tends to dominate the plantings, with, pinot noir, merlot and cabernet also playing significant roles.
The cool, maritime-influenced climate along with the fertile and gravely soil contribute to chardonnay’s crisp acidity and citrus flavors, and the extended growing season yields concentrated Merlot and Cabernet. Some of the top northern Central Coast AVAs include, Santa Lucia Highlands, Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey. South of Monterey, the Paso Robles AVA has garnered fame for its wines produced from Rhône varieties, Cabernet and Zinfandel.
At the southern end of the Central Coast, Santa Barbara fosters a microclimate perfectly suited for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, which are the force behind the region’s wine production. Within Santa Barbara, the AVAs of Santa Yanez, Santa Maria and Sta Rita Hills, yield some of California’s most-excellent Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays.