A fun and approachable Pinot Noir, keeping it light by layering in floral aromatics and red fruit while maintaining structure on the palate.
Variety: 100% Pinot Noir Vineyards: Rancho Ontiveros Vineyard, Rancho Sisquoc Vineyard Location: Santa Maria Valley, CA Alcohol: 13% Production: 1490 cases
Very accessible, fruity and fun aromas of pomegranate, cranberry, hibiscus, rose potpourri and dried chaparral converge on the nose of this bottling. There is just enough tension to the palate, where those red-fruit and flower flavors are dry and lovely.
Wine was 25% whole cluster fermented using native yeast. Aged 10 months in neutral oak barrels and bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Both Rancho Ontiveros Vineyard and Rancho Sisquoc Vineyard are farmed without herbicides using organic practices.