This Pinot Noir has been reserved from the rest of the Estate vineyard fruit due to the distinct individual character and westward facing location of Block 4. The terroir creates fruit that is earthy and robust, adding elegance to this Santa Cruz Mountains wine. It has dark cherry fruit on the nose with a lingering finish on the palate. Fermentation and maturation in 100% French oak for 14 months enhanced its flavor and complexity. Enjoy now or age 4 to 6 years.
Santa Cruz Mountains American Viticulture Area 13.5% alcohol by volume pH 3.56 Total Acidity 6.2 g/L 24.5 Brix at Harvest Picked 8/22/2014 Barrel fermented; Matured 14 months in 100% French oak Bottled 5/2016 321 cases produced