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2019 Will's Cabin Vineyard Pinot Noir
From our Gist Ranch Estate, 2,300 feet in elevation, this bottling showcases mountain Pinot Noir with aromatic red fruit and a wild forest spice character.
The Will's Cabin Estate Vineyard lies some 20 miles south of the winery at elevations reaching over 2300 ft. The north-west facing ridge is heavily fractured Vacqueros sandstone with steep slopes and awesome exposure. A mere 14 miles separates the vineyard and ocean, though it often basks in morning sun as it sits above the morning fog. This is an earlier ripening vineyard that produces wines that are seriously structured with a wild, mountain character that continues to impress us.
Santa Cruz Mountains
Lively and herby fruit aromas of brisk pomegranate, wild cherry and foggy forest floor make for a great entry to the wine, which comes from grapes planted at 2,300 feet. It lands with a serious weight on the palate, with rich red fruit and patchouli spice flavors lingering long.
Food Pairing Notes
Matt Kettman, Wine Enthusiast. 93 points.