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Founded in 2003, Left Coast Estate is guided by a passion for winemaking and a deep connection to their land. Sustainablility is paramount here--the winery is LIVE certified, Salmon Safe, and largely solar powered. They also have 70 acres of old growth oak trees on the property, which they’ve cleared of invasive plants & have since seeded with indigenous plantings. They hope the forest will become a permanent wildlife refuge for native plants, wildlife, birds, and insects, all the while improving the local watershed.
Located just 37 miles from the Pacific Ocean, the Van Duzer Corridor brings immense cooling winds to the 160 acres of vines. The soils are mostly sedimentary, brought by the Missoula floods, with some volcanic soils in the mix.
Left Coast’s White Pinot Noir began as a small experiment in 2011, when a rainy vintage produced beautifully developed, but slightly underripe fruit. Believing the grapes would create a beautiful white, it quickly became one of the winery’s most unique and popular wines.
Today, the estate-grown grapes for the White PN are picked early to bring freshness & acidity, and crushed at very cold temperatures to avoid the skins leaking color into the juice. Fermented in stainless steel, with 20% malolactic, it then aged on the lees in steel for 6 months.
Crisp & clean, aromas of honeysuckle, shortbread, and ripe pear are joined by dried apricot, peach, kiwi, orange blossom, lemon peel, and pineapple on the palate. A creamy texture brings white pepper, elderflower, summer grasses, and hazelnut skin to the dry, mineral finish.
Pinot Noir. Sustainable.