Canon 13 Pinot Noir
Canon 13 Pinot Noir expresses aromas of ripe fruit and delicate tea leaves. Bright red stone fruits, flowers and sweet spice are woven together, underpinned by bright acidity, wrapped in a beautifully long finish.
Category: Dry Red Wine
Grapes: Pinot Noir
Region: Santa Lucia Highlands
Winery: Canon 13
Pairings: Five-spice duck confit tacos with plum sauce, roasted morel mushrooms, grilled quail with avocado and blood orange
Pinot Noir Grape Variety
Originally found in Burgundy, this red wine grape is now grown in several countries, with its highest volumes in France and the United States. Flavors of cranberry, cherry, raspberry, clove and mushroom.
Inspired by California’s Central Coast landscapes, Canon 13 wines are an expression of a lifestyle, paying homage to the state’s history and colonization. The grapes are grown in the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation, California’s premier, cool-climate winegrowing region famed for its mountainside vineyards and award-winning wines. The elevated vineyards bask in the morning sun before the afternoon maritime winds begin to blow. The exceptionally long growing season of early bud break, lack of fall rains, and extended harvests allow the grapes to develop full ripeness and flavors.
Santa Lucia Highlands
Santa Lucia Highlands of California’s Central Coast, a slice of paradise ideally situated near the cool waters of Monterey Bay on the flanks of the Santa Lucia Range. It is a place steeped in tradition and history, not far from the Soledad Mission—the 13th mission on California’s historic Camino Real. It is a region graced by warm days, cool nights, rich soil and a chilly evening fog that nurtures the delicate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes.