A re-imagining of sparkling wine in California made from 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay, giving flavors of stone fruit and citrus.
Variety: 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay
Vineyards: Deer Park Ranch, Francis J Vineyard
Location: Corralitos, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
Production: 150 cases
Corralitos area of the Santa Cruz Mountains produces highly expressive fruit that is ideal for sparkling wines. Aromas speak loudly of peach, nectarine and bing cherry with meyer lemon, ruby grapefruit and Marcona almonds on the palate.
Whole-cluster pressed and fermented in barrel with native and commercial yeast for 3 weeks. Barrel aged 9 months and bottled after a light dosage.
This is a unique and highly expressive wine growing region due to the very sandy soils and the strong influence of the Monterey Bay. This vintage includes two neighboring vineyards including Deer Park Ranch and the Francis J Vineyard.