Located in one of the highest-plantable sites in the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey County, this pristine bench offers the Las Alturas Vineyard cool, coastal days with consistent sunshine and a foundation of Gloria sandy loam soil.
When planting this 15-acre vineyard, we matched various Pinot Noir clones to individual slopes and soil attributes of the land. Our yields are deliberately kept low in order to preserve the fruit intensity these clonal choices have given us.
Plummy black cherry and sweet black licorice aromas lead to layered flavors of rich plum and light notes of bright tobacco. This earthy but elegant wine is supported by a lush, velvety texture and long, fruit-driven finish.