Vintage: 2013
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: USA
Region: California
Appellation: Santa Cruz Mtns
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Red Blend
Varietal notes: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot
Vineyard: The Gist Ranch estate vineyard was planted to Bordeaux varietals at an elevation of almost 2200 feet and 15 miles from the Pacific
Soil: Sedimentary in nature and Quartz rich. Highly porous, but remarkably resistant to erosion. One of the few plantings of Bordeaux varietals on the Pacific plate of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Viticulture: Intensive "living soil" philosophy - cover cropping, compost and teas to encourage micro-flora and fauna
Vinification: Fermented with native yeasts and an average of 14-21 days on the skins, then pressed to barrel.
Aging: 14 months in French and American oak, 28% new
Production: 1223 cases
Publication: Wine advocate
Rating: 92
Publication: Wine Spectator
Rating: 94
Publication: Vinous
Rating: 92
Publication: Other Press
Rating: 93 (WE)