Santa Cruz Mtns
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot
The Gist Ranch estate vineyard was planted to Bordeaux varietals at an elevation of almost 2200 feet and 15 miles from the Pacific
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.
Intensive "living soil" philosophy - cover cropping, compost and teas to encourage micro-flora and fauna
Fermented with native yeasts and an average of 14-21 days on the skins, then pressed to barrel.
14 months in French and American oak, 28% new
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