Sta. Rita Hills
Our first Pinot Noir from this exciting vineyard. Located above Drum Canyon on the eastern side of the Sta. Rita Hills, this vineyard is slightly south facing capturing all day sun and meticulously farmed by our winemaker, Steve Clifton. Planted to clones 777, 115 and 667, which give the wine depth and structure. We use 10% stem inclusion to create a bit of spice and earth, native yeast to help it speak of the terroir and 70% neutral barrels and 30% one year old barrels so as not to mask the beautiful vibrant pomegranate and cherry fruit flavors. The elegance and balance of this young wine is already extraordinary.