The Vineyard perches 800' over the Monterey Bay. Ringed by redwoods that act as a wind break and influence the vineyard. The vineyard is a south facing half bowl with a top soil of loose poor sandy loam. Vines are in two parcels, one 20 year old and one 12 year old.
The terrain, the pacific ocean and the nearby San Francisco bay have wide-ranging effects on the appellation, creating a myriad of micro-climates in the region each uniquely effected by the elevation of the land, the effects of fog, sun exposure and soil type.
The 2014 Pinot Noir shows a brilliant dark ruby core with bright pink hues on the rim. It reveals elegant, forested aromas alongside wild berry fruit, walking the delicate tightrope between the Old and New World. Though leading with juicy notes of wild strawberry, black raspberry, and huckleberry, inviting aromas of underbrush, sage, and damp leaves flash into the mix. With more air, purple and red flowers emerge alongside crushed stones and delicate baking spices. The palate is supple and energetic with wonderful lifts of black cherry, orange zest, and damp herbs, and a graceful finish is accompanied by exotic spice and silky layers of mouthwatering red fruit.
Pairing: Roasted duck, braised lamb leg, truffle, cured meats, hard aged cheeses,