Santa Rita Hills
Seven Clones of Pinot Noir are present in this wine which come from 6 different blocks in the Lafond and Burning Creek Vineyards.Picked at night to take advantage of this coolness, the grapes are processed the next morning. Cooler grapes are firmer and suffer less damage in handling.
A range of soils from marine sand to loam with a clay subsurface.
Eighteen different fermenters were used. This mixture and blend allows for layering of complexity and brings out the character of Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir.
Aged in 60 gal. barrels and 130 gal. puncheons, 18% new French oak.