2014 Santa Cruz Mt. Vineyards Bailey's Pinot NoirUdsolgt
Fabrikant Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard
This is a Pinot Noir Vineyard located in the Vine Hill area near our old Estate Winery location on Jarvis Road. It was planted in 1999 and consists of Dijon clones 667 and 115. It is meticulously tended and is a showcase vineyard for showing off Pinot Noir cultivation in the Santa Cruz Mountains at its best. The Vineyard is at a high enough elevation (around 1,200 feet) to be out of the fog on most days but is low enough to have very cool nights from the Pacific Ocean. These conditions produce a very intense wine with great depth of flavors and the ability to age beautifully for at least two decades from the vintage. Our 2014 vintage really showcases the bright and complex fruit from this vineyard. It has classic Pinot Noir varietal character while also having the earth and spice nuances of the Santa Cruz Mountains Appellation Pinots. This wine is big enough to age for many years yet has elegance and complexity in its youth that comes from a perfectly farmed vineyard.