Sourced entirely from the Terry Family Vineyard, described by Vineyard Manager Evan Bellingar as “The Terry Family Vineyard is one of the most unique sites I have farmed. Rocks are not a new phenomenon in the vineyard, but the rocky crest of the hill is something spectacular. The vineyard had a coat of basalt cobbles that caused havoc for us during development. Now those rocks have been organized into short walls below the vines. The stones inhibit weeds, absorb heat during the day and radiate it at night. The underlying soil is uplifted marine sediment of the Willakenzie type, making for a beautiful juxtaposition between the volcanic basalt, ancient seabed, and our vines struggling through it all. I am always amazed how we can have such a unique terroir that is specific to just this site.”
The vineyard is comprised of 13 distinct blocks, 7 of them planted to Pinot Noir that make up this wine, namely Pacifica, Wedding Tree, Sysiphus, Lightning Rod, Bradie, J. Addison, Trixie’s Pool, and Christmas Tree, each lending their nuances and layers of complexity.
The bouquet offers mixed notes of blueberry, cassis, forest floor, and baking spice. Medium-plus body, great volume, and palate sweetness of ripe red fruit. Pure and powerful with seductive balance and integration.