These are true 'terroir' wines that speak to the unique climate and character of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
A deep black cherry skin color in the glass, the aromas are equally deep and dark for a Pinot Noir, with lots of immediate cherry and dark spice that grow some subtle sweetness as it opens up with time. The Santa Cruz Mountains carry a lot of fog rolling off the Pacific Ocean, which keeps the vineyards cool and encourages less sugary fruit in the Pinots. The vineyards also tend to develop more acidity as well, which is definitely felt on the palate, bringing out a lot of tart cherry skin notes and savory almost peppery dark tones on the finish. This isn't 'Pinot approaching Zinfandel' with a jammy sweet texture, instead showing the elegance Pinot should always show. This is classic mountain Pinot at its best and most accessible.