Pinot Noir, ‘Alazan’, Kingston Family Vineyards
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Vine Age: 20 years
Production: 115 cases
Elevage: 10 months in French oak
Alazan is the Kingston Family’s top Pinot Noir and a sommelier favorite for its sophistication and depth. Named after Peter Kingston’s burgundy-colored horse in the 1950’s, Alazan is a limited, reserve bottling made from a few special barrels made from the Kingston vineyard. The winemaking team tastes every barrel blind and select the best expressions of the vineyard for Alazan.
Throughout the years, the Kingston Family has seen the appreciation that wine lovers have for the expressive terroir of their vineyard. As a result, in recent vintages, they are harvesting earlier so that the Pinot Noir is fresher and fruity with bright acidity.