We grow Pinot Noir at Jespersen Ranch, our cool-climate vineyard nestled into a hillside in the Edna Valley where foggy mornings and coastal breezes create the perfect growing conditions for Pinot Noir.
We farm seven different Pinot Noir clones planted across fourteen different blocks at Jespersen Ranch. This diversity in clones and orientation allows us to build a complex, layered single-vineyard wine. All the grapes are hand harvested and fermented in small, open-top stainless steel tanks in our Craft Winery located behind the tasting room. About 1/3 of the fermentations included a whole-cluster component, which adds a delicate tannin structure, spice and length to the wine.
The wine was aged for 10 months in a mix of new and once-filled neutral French Oak barrels. The 2019 Pinot Noir is elegant, with a balance of red and darker, brambly fruit flavors. Black tea and brushy chaparral flavors keep it grounded in the coastal site it comes from.
VINEYARD Jespersen Ranch
BLEND 100% Pinot Noir
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