In 2010 we produced only 36 barrels of Highflyer Pinot Noir from Doctor’s Vineyard. The wine was aged for 12 months in 100% French oak, 20% of which were new barrels. This vintage shows bright fruit flavors and the purity of cool climate Pinot Noir aromatics, with tiers of concentrated young cherry, cola, raspberry jam and red plum. Fleshy and full-bodied, the finish is lingering and delicious!

Doctor’s Vineyard is located in the heart of the Santa Lucia Highlands. This remarkably managed property has well-drained soils of sandy loam and gravel. We sourced three clones from three small vineyard blocks to complete our 2009 Pinot Noir blend – each of which was planted between 500 and 900 feet above sea level.