Highlands Ranch

Appellation: Santa Lucia Highlands
Planted: 2001
Soil Type: Gravely Loam
Elevation: 200 ft.
Clones: 115, 777, Pommard
Vine Density: x8
Trellising/Pruning: VSP/Spur
Average yield/acre: 3 tons

18 acre ranch that’s planted to a variety of Pinot Noir clones. Our original plan for this vineyard was to add to our Central Coast blend but the wine decided to tell us something different.  At the foothills of the Los Padres Mountains this cool weather site with gravel laced sandy loam soils produce wonderful California Pinot Noir.  At $26, I feel this wine represents value to Pinot Noir drinkers – one of our primary goals of this bottling.