Sierra del Mar’s Pinot Noir displays a Bing and Ranier cherry nose characteristic of classic Pinot Noirs. On the palate it’s fruit forward with supple crushed cherries and raspberries. Then come the vanilla and cocoa notes from lactones as a result of oak aging.
What are lactones?
Lactones are the product of malolactic fermentation, a process where malic acid is converted to lactic acid. This softens the tartness from malic acid and gives a velvety texture to the resulting wine. Malolactic fermentation typically occurs when wines are aged in oak barrels. So if you see a wine has been aged in oak, you know a little bit of what to expect.
Give these velvety lactones a taste for yourself!
Sierra del Mar Central Coast Pinot Noir ($16) A supple perfume of cherries, vanilla, and rich cocoa.
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