SKYWALKER VINEYARDS Pinot Noir
An Out-of-this-World Experience!
George Lucas of Star Wars fame has high expectations and grand visions. He strives for perfection in his endeavors, whether on the big screen, preserving art or creating world-class wines from his SKYWALKER VINEYARDS in Marin County (Lucas owns the largest Pinot Noir vineyard in Marin County – 18 acres).
➢ Pinot fans take note, this limited production Pinot from George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch merits serious attention… Originating from the Skywalker Vineyard, located high on a ridge in Marin County, these vines yield pristine, beautifully focused and truly exceptional Pinot Noir fruit, featuring superb concentration and a minuscule production of only 2 tons per acre…
➢ Crafted by veteran winemaker Scott McLeod, former Director of Winemaking for Francis Ford Coppola for nearly 2 decades…
➢ The Wine Spectator has raved that Skywalker Pinots are, “Brilliant”, “beautifully proportioned”, and “intriguing”.
➢ Among the first to pioneer plantings in Marin County, Lucas has already met his goal to produce exceptionally high quality wines, that not only meet his own exacting standards, but also possess the finesse to seduce the palates of the most ardent oenophiles…
“Expresses all the aromas of our windswept, hillside site: dark berries and forest floor, clove and allspice. On the palate, the red and blue fruits of cherries, cranberries and dried currants are narrowed by the white pepper and cedar notes of the cooler 2011 vintage. Dense, long, lively; the 2011 Viandante Del Cielo offers great pleasure and perspective into the hillside winegrowing in one of the coolest sites in all of California.” —Scott McLeod, Winemaker, 520 cases produced
About Scott McLeod and Skywalker Vineyards
Skywalker’s “Viandante Del Cielo” Pinot is hand selected from individual lots (often by vine selections), all grown on George’s Skywalker Estate Vineyard… The fruit is harvested by hand, berry selected, and loaded by gravity into the fermenting tanks where the magic happens…
(Viandante del Cielo translates to “Wanderer of the sky”, or Skywalker)
Also available, but extremely limited…
ESTATE PINOT NOIR
$69.99 per bottle
(To Order please contact me directly…Not available on our WCC Online Wine Shop)
“Stunning ruby and violet color, speaks to full maturity and a great site. Aromatics are extremely generous in 2012, warm spice, dark fruits of cherry and raspberry, and an attack of supremely dense and sweet fruits followed by a hedonistic, saturated finish that is both lasting and delicate. Cellared in pristine conditions, the 2012 Skywalker Pinot Noir will last a decade or more.” —Scott McLeod, Winemaker