Region: Santa Cruz Mountains
Appellation: Santa Cruz Mountains
Type: Red, dry
Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir
This vintage will be remembered as somewhat of a hybrid of the two preceding years: featuring the forward fruit of 2012 and the structure of 2013. The fruit character is more red than black with balancing acid and tannin. Full of energy, the flavors and texture of this wine are unmistakably Santa Cruz Mountains in origin with cherry fruit highlighted by spice, mineral and tea accents. It should drink well over the mid term, 4-7 years at minimum.
2014 was the second consecutive drought vintage and featured the earliest harvesting in our 30+ year history. Early bud-break and flowering combined with relatively warm weather throughout the growing season led to rapid development of sugar and flavor in many vineyards. Consequently, we had tremendous ripeness at relatively low sugars which produced wines with bright acidity and ample structure.
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