Region: Santa Cruz
Type: Red Wine
Grape: Pinot Noir
This coastal vineyard is very close to the town of Aptos, CA. The vineyard is a former apple orchard and is planted 880 yards from the ocean. It is farmed sustainably without herbicides (glyphosate free), or pesticides, dry farmed The microclimate is unique and the vineyard is bathed in gentle California sun, fog, and mist. With just enough warmth throughout the season to ripen the fruit, it makes for an extremely distinctive wine.
1/3 whole cluster was incorporated in the fermentation with 2/3 whole berries destemmed on top and allowed to ferment to dryness about 2 weeks. The wine was aged in puncheon and barrique for 10 months sur lie, and bottled unfined and unfiltered.
An intensely distinct pinot. Wild black plum & cherry, herbal & smokey, hazelnut & crushed acorn. Excellent structure, good acidity, and gentle but firm tannins.