(2012 Vintage) Located in one of the highest-plantable sites in the southern portion of the Santa Lucia Highlands in Monterey County known as the ”Mission District”. This pristine bench offers the vineyard cool, coastal days but it enjoys warmer afternoon temperatures and tamer winds than the northern portion of the appellation. The combination of this climate with site-specific farming consistently produces pinot noirs of great texture, depth and balance.
International Wine Cellar(2006 Vintage) Dark red. Aromas of dark cherry, sassafras and flowers. Big, rich and sweet, with chewy dark raspberry fruit complicated by lower tones of meat, smoke and woodsy underbrush. Finishes with big, broad, dusty tannins and notes of pepper, spice and floral pastille.
Wine Spectator(2006 Vintage)
Robert Parker(2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 168
Wine Advocate(2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06