11 months in French oak; 40% new
2017 Wrath Pinot Noir, San Saba Vineyard
Though our estate vineyard shares the same soils as the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA, its slightly lower altitude gives it a unique microclimate with cooler nights and warmer days. Deep and dense, the 2017 San Saba Pinot Noir has expansive aromas of spice box that join with forest floor and cherry cola on the nose. Structured, vibrant and savory, this rich Pinot Noir offers bold flavors of spicy dark fruit along with layers of pleasing earthiness and acidity that move effortlessly into a persisitent finish.
Our Estate San Saba Vineyard is sheltered in a nook just below the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA, roughly 25 miles southeast of the town of Monterey. Our climate is heavily influenced by the morning fog and afternoon winds from the nearby Pacific Ocean. This is a cool site with little rainfall and one of the longest growing seasons in the world. Our unusual climate allows us to produce ripe, concentrated wines of exceptional balance.
60% Clone 828; 20% each Pommard 4 and 667