100% Pinot Noir
Santa Lucia Highlands - Lone Oak Vineyard
The 146-acre certified sustainable Lone Oak Vineyard sits at the northern end of the Santa Lucia Highlands where it is cooled by ocean breezes from the Monterey Bay. Morning fog lingers here while the wind picks up in the afternoon, leading to a long, cool growing season that allows grapes to slowly develop flavor and concentration. With gentle, east-facing slopes and elevations between 180 and 500 feet, the vineyard’s ancient alluvial soils assure excellent drainage.
93pts Vinous - Light bright ruby. Highly perfumed, smoke-accented aromas of blackberry, boysenberry and cherry cola are complemented by hints of potpourri and vanilla. Seamless and fleshy in the mouth, offering sweet dark berry, bitter cherry, candied rose and vanilla flavors and a suggestion of spicecake. Expands steadily on the impressively long, smoky finish, which features harmonious tannins and resonating florality.