Region: Santa Cruz
Type: Red Wine
Grape: Pinot Noir
This Pinot Noir comes from Toyon Vineyard on the Santa Cruz Mountains’ southwestern slope. At 400 ft of elevation and only 3 miles from the ocean, this vineyard is largely impacted by cool temperatures and cloud coverage. The vineyard is farmed organically and the soils include sandstone, siltstone and mudstone.
Fermentation occurred spontaneously and naturally, and elevage occurred in neutral oak barrels.
Complex nose of dark berries, wood smoke and pepper. Earthy and generous on the palate, with notes of bright cherry and raspberry, and a long finish.