We're so excited to introduce our first Pinot Noir from the acclaimed Santa Rita AVA! This coastal region by Santa Barbara is world-reknowed for the lucsious Pinot Noir growing conditions. Planted on hillside vieyards a few miles from the Pacific Ocean near Santa Barbara, three rare, highly sought-after premium Pinot Noir clones -115, 667 and 777- have been nurtured and grown to our specifications (Gary makes numerous trips to oversee the vines). The result is a tiny amount of small, intense fruit clusters for this exquisite Pinot Noir! Expressing a deep, rich fruitiness unique to this cool-climate growing region, generous flavors of ripe cherries, sweet yams and vanilla, with bright acidity and supple tannins delight the palate.
With this vintage comes the perfect combination of vintner, vineyard and varietal! Working closely with the grower to reduce fruit yield developed this rich, concentrated fruit -perfect for this silky wine. Beautifully integrated tannins provide structure for the wine to age gracefully over time, enjoy now or cellar for up to10 years before drinking.