This sparkling is a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with stone fruit aromas, citrus and nuttiness add roundness to the wine.
Varieties: 64% Pinot Noir, 36% Chardonnay
Vineyards: Deer Park Ranch, Francis J Vineyard
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
Production: 72 cases
Aromas speak loudly of peach, nectarine and bing cherry with meyer lemon, ruby grapefruit and Marcona almonds on the palate.
Whole cluster pressed and settled 1-2 days before fermenting in barrel with native and commercial yeast for 3 weeks. The fermentation sediment was kept with the wine in barrel for 9 months without the addition of sulfur dioxide and bottled with fresh yeast and a small amount of sugar. After 34 months in bottle, the sediment waws removed and a small amount of wine and sugar was added back.
Grapes were sourced for this wine exclusively from the Corralitos area of the Santa Cruz Mountains. This is a unique and highly expressive wine growing region due to the very sandy soils and winds from the Monterey Bay. This vintage includes two neighboring vineyards including Deer Park Ranch and the Francis J Vineyard.