|Owner(s)||Jared Lee, David Sartain|
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Partners David Sartain and Jared Lee chose the name of this winery as a nod to the extreme coastal vineyards that capture the last light before the sun sinks away.
The winery offered a limited production Derbyshire Vineyard Pinot Noir from 2011 to 2014. Chardonnay is sourced from Spanish Springs Vineyard.
Ferments usually have stem inclusion, are inoculated and have low oak and alcohol impacrt.
The wine is available through a mailing list and on the website. Annual production is 250-400 cases annually.
2012 Last Light Wine Company Derbyshire Vineyard San Luis Obispo County Pinot Noir
13.2% alc., pH 3.59, TA 0,78, 296 cases, $34. The vineyard is located in San Simeon. Harvest Brix 24.5º. Clones 667, 115 and 777. 20% whole cluster. Aged 10.5 months in 100% French oak barrels, 17% new. · Dark reddish purple color in the glass. The brooding nose offers aromas of very ripe blackberries and cassis with a subtle, savory green note. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, plush and velvety, featuring an array of earthy dark fruits and a green, even vegetal thread, in the background. A perplexing wine that offers very ripe tasting fruit, yet a low ABV and a greenness that presumably is due either to the whole cluster inclusion or some unripe fruit. When tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the vegetal overlay was even more prominent. Score: 85. Reviewed April 20, 2015 ARTICLE »