The 2008 offering is a 16-barrel blend comprised of 12 barrels of Martini clone and 4 of clone 113. This blend mix has been consistent from vintage to vintage as we like the interplay of bright fruit, tannin, and non-fruit aromatics from the heritage clone and the dark-fruit flavors and viscosity from 113.
Santa Lucia Highlands
The Santa Lucia Highlands AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in Monterey County, California. It is part of the larger Monterey AVA, and located in the Santa Lucia Mountains above the Salinas Valley. Over 2,300 acres (931 ha) of vineyards are planted in the AVA, some as high as 1,200 feet (366 m) above sea level, with about half of them planted to the Pinot noir grape. The region enjoys cool morning fog and breezes from Monterey Bay followed by warm afternoons thanks to direct southern exposures to the sun.