|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 in 2011 and 2012.
The wine is available through a mailing list and on the website.
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 »