2020 Pluma -  Lechuza

The Lechuza Estate 

- Lechuza is a family run, miniscule production winery that makes most of its wine from estate vineyards. Their winery and vineyards are located near the end of the Valle de Guadalupe at an elevation of 900 ft, approximately 12 miles from the Pacific. Vineyards slope gently to the northwest.

- In addition to using the fruit from their estate vineyard, which is organically farmed, they source their chardonnay from a select site in Valle de San Vicente very close to sea level less than a mile from the Pacific. 

- The term "family operated" runs very true to course here, with their entire staff for harvest consisting of 6 people, one of whom is their precocious 4 year old.

- Their "Amantes" and "Nebbiolo" are featured on the wine list of the French Laundry.

Total production: 5 wines, 2,200 cases

2020 Pluma - Lechuza

$36.99Price
  • Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:

    An anomaly from an estate that hangs its hat on "serious" dark, bold, and brooding wines, Pluma is an unoaked, unfined and unfiltered Nebbiolo that the hipsters will universally term “crushable”. Accessible and youthful as wine has the potential to be, even the shape of the bottle encourages one to jettison all snobbery associated with wine and get right to the basics – life in the moment, pure expression and joy.  

    Only 115 cases made 

    Drinking window: Upon release - 2 years

  • Vintage:

    2020

  • Blend:

    100% Nebbiolo

  • Producer:

    Lechuza 

  • Winemaker:

    Kristin Schute - American born, now a Mexican citizen

  • Vineyards:

    Valle de Guadalupe - Estate vineyards, 900 ft elevation, composed of red clay and sandy loam

  • Aging:

    Fermented on the skins and seeds and then aged for 6 months in stainless steel tanks. Bottled unfiltered and unfined. 

    Sulfites: 50ppm

  • Farming:

    Sustainable

  • Alcohol:

    15.0%