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2022 Chardonnay

 

 

Fossilised seabed with sand and clay loam

 

 

 

Santa Maria Valley, Alisos Canyon & Sta. Rita Hills

 

Santa Barbara County

Production: 2495 cases

ABV: 12.9%

Èlevage: 11 months

Winemaking:

Native yeasts begin this fermentation in neutral 59gal barrique. We employed the age-old technique of battonage once a week for the first month to add texture, mouthfeel and enhance minerality. Aged sur lie in barrel for 11 months.

2022 Chardonnay

Fossilised seabed with sand and clay loam

 

Santa Maria Valley, Alisos Canyon & Sta. Rita Hills

 

Santa Barbara County

Production: 2495 cases

ABV: 12.9%

Èlevage: 11 months

Winemaking:

Native yeasts begin this fermentation in neutral 59gal barrique. We employed the age-old technique of battonage once a week for the first month to add texture, mouthfeel and enhance minerality. Aged sur lie in barrel for 11 months.

2023 Sauvignon Blanc

 

Shale, alluvial deposit and sand

 

Los Olivos and Santa Ynez 

 

Santa Barbara County

Production: 1491 cases

ABV: 13%

Èlevage: 4 months

Winemaking:

Two sites, harvested separately and combined during fermentation. Cool, slow fermentation in stainless, aged sur lie for 16 weeks before bottling.

2023 Sauvignon Blanc

Shale, alluvial deposit and sand

 

Los Olivos and Santa Ynez

 

Santa Barbara County

Production: 1491 cases

ABV: 13%

Èlevage: 4 months

Winemaking:

Two sites, harvested separately and combined during fermentation. Cool, slow fermentation in stainless, aged sur lie for 16 weeks before bottling.

2020 Cabernet Franc

 

 

Desert ocean, sandstone and granite.

 

 

 

 

Highlands of Santa Barbara and Happy Canyon

 

 

 

Santa Barbara County

Production: 281 cases

ABV: 13.7%

Èlevage: 10 months

Winemaking:

100% de-stemmed fruit, native ferment with gentle hand-pigeage twice daily during primary fermentation. Aged in neutral french barrique for 10 months.

2020 Cabernet Franc

Desert ocean, sandstone and granite

 

Highlands of Santa Barbara and Happy Canyon

 

Santa Barbara County

Production: 281 cases

ABV: 13.7%

Èlevage: 10 months

Winemaking:

100% de-stemmed fruit, native ferment with gentle hand-pigeage twice daily during primary fermentation. Aged in neutral french barrique for 10 months.

2022 Pinot Noir

Volcanic, granite and riverstone

 

Arroyo Grande, Santa Maria Valley,

Sta. Rita Hills

 

Central Coast

Production: 2248 cases

ABV: 13.1%

Èlevage: 10 months

Winemaking:

Five sites, harvested and vinified separately. The Arroyo Grande site was fermented de-stemmed; the Santa Maria Valley and Sta. Rita Hills sites fermented with 25% whole cluster. The wines were aged as single-vineyard lots for 10 months in neutral 59gal barrique, before coming together in tank one moon before bottling.

2022 Pinot Noir

Volcanic, granite and riverstone

 

Arroyo Grande, Santa Maria Valley,

Sta. Rita Hills

 

Central Coast

Production: 2248 cases

ABV: 13.1%

Èlevage: 10 months

Winemaking:

Five sites, harvested and vinified separately. The Arroyo Grande site was fermented de-stemmed; the Santa Maria Valley and Sta. Rita Hills sites fermented with 25% whole cluster. The wines were aged as single-vineyard lots for 10 months in neutral 59gal barrique, before coming together in tank one moon before bottling.

2022 GSM

 

Ancient seabed, decomposed granite and clay

 

Foxen Canyon, Ballard Canyon and Sierra Madre mountainscape

 

Santa Barbara County

Production: 2210 cases

ABV: 13.7%

Blend: Grenache 43%, Syrah 30%, Mouvédre 27%

Èlevage: 16 months

Winemaking:

Each of the four sites were vinified and aged separately, and raised in neutral 59gal barrique for 15 months. The individual lots were racked together one moon before bottling. 30% whole cluster.

2022 GSM

 

Ancient seabed, decomposed granite and clay

 

Foxen Canyon, Ballard Canyon and Sierra Madre mountainscape

 

Santa Barbara County

Production: 2210 cases

ABV: 13.7%

Blend: Grenache 43%, Syrah 30%, Mouvédre 27%

Èlevage: 16 months

Winemaking:

Each of the four sites were vinified and aged separately, and raised in neutral 59gal barrique for 15 months. The individual lots were racked together one moon before bottling. 30% whole cluster.

2022 Merlot

Clay loam, serpentine and cobblestone

 

Los Olivos District

 

Santa Ynez Valley

Production: 587 cases

ABV: 14.1%

Blend – 100% Merlot

Èlevage: 14 months

Winemaking:

From a single site in Los Olivos District comes this old vine celebration of all we love about Merlot. Planted own-rooted in clay and riverstone in 1974, at what was then called Santa Ynez Vineyard. We’ve loved this site for five vintages strong, and chose to highlight the vineyard as a single expression for our 2022 Merlot, so perfect was the season. Vinification was 100% de-stemmed, in stainless. The wine aged in neutral 59gal barrique for 14 months before being combined under December’s new moon, and bottled December 18th, 2023.

2022 Merlot

Clay loam, serpentine and cobblestone

 

Los Olivos District

 

Santa Ynez Valley

Production: 587 cases

ABV: 14.1%

Blend – 100% Merlot

Èlevage: 14 months

Winemaking:

From a single site in Los Olivos District comes this old vine celebration of all we love about Merlot. Planted own-rooted in clay and riverstone in 1974, at what was then called Santa Ynez Vineyard. We’ve loved this site for five vintages strong, and chose to highlight the vineyard as a single expression for our 2022 Merlot, so perfect was the season. Vinification was 100% de-stemmed, in stainless. The wine aged in neutral 59gal barrique for 14 months before being combined under December’s new moon, and bottled December 18th, 2023.

2022 Cabernet Sauvignon

Ancient seabed, decomposed granite and clay

 

Santa Ynez Valley, Los Olivos District, Sierra Madre Mountain

 

Santa Ynez Valley

Production: 1400 cases

ABV: 13.8%

Èlevage: 11 months

Winemaking:

Three sites representing distinct expressions of Cabernet Sauvignon: elevation meets expansive meets hillside loam. Each clone was harvested separately and vinified 100% destemmed. Remaining in their individual lots for 11 months, the three lots were then racked together one (new) moon before bottling. Along with a dash of Merlot to bring a layer of gentle embrace to the blend.

2022 Cabernet Sauvignon

Ancient seabed, decomposed granite and clay

 

Santa Ynez Valley, Los Olivos District, Sierra Madre Mountain

 

Santa Ynez Valley

Production: 1400 cases

ABV: 13.8%

Èlevage: 11 months

Winemaking:

Three sites representing distinct expressions of Cabernet Sauvignon: elevation meets expansive meets hillside loam. Each clone was harvested separately and vinified 100% destemmed. Remaining in their individual lots for 11 months, the three lots were then racked together one (new) moon before bottling. Along with a dash of Merlot to bring a layer of gentle embrace to the blend.

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, RESERVE COLLECTION

Fine clay loam, serpentine and cobbles

 

Happy Canyon

 

Santa Barbara County

Production: 48 cases

ABV: 14.5%

Èlevage: 36 months

Winemaking:

Single clone of Cabernet Sauvignon was farmed by hand, gently destemmed and whole-berry fermented. Aged in neutral french barrique for 36 months, bottled in November 2019.

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, RESERVE COLLECTION

Fine clay loam, serpentine and cobbles

Happy Canyon

Santa Barbara County

Production: 48 cases

ABV: 14.5%

Èlevage: 36 months

Winemaking:

Single clone of Cabernet Sauvignon was farmed by hand, gently destemmed and whole-berry fermented. Aged in neutral french barrique for 36 months, bottled in November 2019.

2018 GSM, RESERVE COLLECTION

Alluvial, volcanic and quartzite

 

Los Olivos District, Los Alamos Valley and Happy Canyon

 

Santa Barbara County

Production: 280 cases

ABV: 14.3%

Èlevage: 11 months

Winemaking:

This wine comprises 34% Grenache, 33% Syrah and 33% Mourvedre. Each varietal was vinified separately, with the Syarh enjoying 100% whole cluster fermentation. Aged in neutral french barrique for 11 months.

2018 GSM, RESERVE COLLECTION

Alluvial, volcanic and quartzite

Los Olivos District, Los Alamos Valley and Happy Canyon

Santa Barbara County

Production: 280 cases

ABV: 14.3%

Èlevage: 11 months

Winemaking:

This wine comprises 34% Grenache, 33% Syrah and 33% Mourvedre. Each varietal was vinified separately, with the Syarh enjoying 100% whole cluster fermentation. Aged in neutral french barrique for 11 months.

2018 Pinot Noir, RESERVE COLLECTION

Fine sandy loam over riverbed cobbles

 

Rancho Tepusquet

 

Santa Maria Valley

Production: 49 cases

ABV: 13.5%

Èlevage: 11 months

Winemaking:

A combination of own-rooted Martini clone, Benedict clone and Dijon clones 113, 114 and 115. These two sites were vinified and aged separately, with 20% whole cluster inclusion. 11 months èlevage in neutral 59gal barrique.

2018 Pinot Noir, RESERVE COLLECTION

Fine sandy loam over riverbed cobbles

Rancho Tepusquet

Santa Maria Valley

Production: 49 cases

ABV: 13.5%

Èlevage: 11 months

Winemaking:

A combination of own-rooted Martini clone, Benedict clone and Dijon clones 113, 114 and 115. These two sites were vinified and aged separately, with 20% whole cluster inclusion. 11 months èlevage in neutral 59gal barrique.

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