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Costa de Oro Winery

Costa de Oro Winery Costa de Oro is an estate winery, producing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from our “Gold Coast Vineyard.” We strive to produce unique expressions of the vineyard, balancing elegance and power.

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1331 S Nicholson Avenue, Santa Maria, CA, US, 93454 Email: info@costadeorowinery.com
Phone: 805-928-2727 Web: www.costadeorowinery.com
Fax: 805-925-0980
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  Gold Coast Vineyard Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir is picked cold so fermentation takes several days to begin. During this period, the grape skins are left in contact with the juice -- a stage known as the "cold soak" -- where water-soluble colors and flavors are extracted from the skins into the juice. After 2-4 days of cold soak, our fermentation begins. At this point, we like to inoculate the must to ensure a strong fermentation. To extract the full color and flavor we desire, the cap of floating grape skins is manually punched down twice a day. Once fermentation is complete and the wine is completely dry, it is pressed off the skins and put into Francois Freres French oak for aging. After 10 months in barrel, a blend is assembled for the "Gold Coast Vineyard" bottling. To ensure a wine that is brilliantly clear in the bottle and your glass, we use the proteins in egg whites to fine the wines, then bottle it unfiltered to conserve the flavor and sensations that would otherwise be left on the filter pad.

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