The debut vintage of our designated vineyards Pinot Noir from the Santa Maria Valley AVA. This is a selection of 4 different clones form the Rancho Ontiveros vineyards and Rancho Viñedo Vineyards. The wine exhibits a fruit-forward character, with strawberry, cherry and raspberry dominating the palate. Notable earth-driven layers of herbs, mushroom and vanilla blends with refined acidity and balanced silk like tannins. It pears well with salmon, chicken cacciatore and roasted duck. Rated 91 pts by Wine Enthusiast.
Aged 18 months in 25% new French oak, 75% neutral oak.