Santa Cruz Mtns
A blend Biagini, Will's Cabin (estate), Regan, Kent Berry Vineyard, Quennville, Nelson, Rapley Trail (estate), Razorback (estate), Camel Hill
Shale, sandstone and gravel
Fermented in small lots with native yeasts and utilizing an average of 25-50% whole cluster, followed by a 14-21 day maceration.
10 months in three year, air dried French oak, 20% new
A killer value, there’s roughly 4,000 cases of the 2013 Pinot Noir from the Santa Cruz Mountains, and it saw 33% whole clusters and 11 months in 20% new French oak. Coming mostly from purchased fruit from a number of sites, it has lots of whole cluster notes of pepper, violets and spice to go with upfront, lively notes of black cherries and black raspberry. Medium-bodied, elegant and already delicious, drink it over the coming 4-5 years.
Wine EnthusiastThough not one of the producer's single-vineyard bottlings, this estate blend manages to stun the nose and palate nonetheless. Tart mulberry, Kalamata olive, hibiscus, rose hips, red plum and sandalwood aromas wrestle attention immediately, then the sip delivers bergamot, cedar ash, exotic cranberry and rosemary depth. It delivers an excellent combination of wood, fruit and herb.
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