Region: Santa Cruz
Type: Red Wine
Grape: Pinot Noir
This Pinot Noir is a blend from many small vineyards that Madson farms around the Santa Cruz Mountains. These small vineyards are all grown among the redwoods, influenced by the cool Monterey Bay and planted on various types of decomposed sandstone. These vineyards showcase a uniqueness and a depth in the wines that they produce. From year to year, this blend of Pinot Noir may differ in its exact vineyard source but is always a true Madson expression of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Depending on the vintage, it is 70% to 100% whole cluster fermented and the fermentation always begins carbonic.
This Pinot Noir is a beautiful expression of the cool coastal terroir of the Santa Cruz Mountains - earthy and savory, with notes of raspberry bramble, black cherry, and citrus. This wine has immense depth and richness in the middle palate, finishing with chalky minerality and delicate tannins.