One of many Kenny Likitprakong productions, including Hobo, Banyan, Camp, Edith & Ida and Ghostwriter. Folk Machine was created in 2005 almost strictly for the production of Pinot Noir but has since expanded to include all esoteric bottlings like Charbono, Carignan and other dreamy gems.
The 2021 Central Coast Pinot Noir is a blend of Mission Ranch (Arroyo Seco) and Cedar Lane (Arroyo Seco) vineyards. The wine was aged in 2-6 year old French oak Burgundy barrels. This Pinot was very gently extracted during fermentation and pressed early to further minimize extraction leading to a quite pretty and standout vintage. The wine is elegant and lean but quintessentially California Pinot Noir with ethereal fruit and spice. Fun, easy-drinking and unpretentious - all the hallmarks of KL's productions.
Pair with roast turkey, BBQ ribs, mushrooms, cheeses, beet salad, lamb chops, coq au vin...really the possibilities are endless.