Head High Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2015
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Applying exceptional winemaking expertise to Sonoma County’s unique terroir, Head High Wines offers vibrant, high-quality wines at an attainable price. They strive to be one of the most environmentally conscious wine brands in the world, responsible stewards of the land in all they do.
In surfing slang, “head high” refers to the perfect sized wave - one that builds to the height of a rider’s head. They also like the other implied meaning: to set the bar as high as they can. They’re an adventurous winery, built by surfers and explorers. They’re free-spirited and creative, but are also focused and hardworking winegrowers, dedicated to creating the best possible wines through vineyard stewardship, intelligent fruit sourcing, and meticulous care in the cellar. Really great wines should be available to everyone. Now they are.
Head High wines are produced by adventurous winegrowers who share a passion for nature, active living, and making the world a better place. They do that through environmental and community stewardship, donating proceeds from sales to their favorite environmental non-profit organizations.
The Sonoma Coast AVA is large in area but, not counting overlapping regions like Russian River Valley, only has a few thousand acres of grapevines—and it’s no wonder. Much of the region is rugged and not easily accessible. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean’s fog and cool breezes limits the varieties that can be cultivated, but it proves to be an ideal environment for high quality Pinot Noir.
Since fog is a frequent fact of life here, as are heavy marine layers that sometimes bring rain, the best vineyards are wisely planted above the fog line, on picturesque ridges that capture enough sun to provide even ripening. That, with the overnight drop in temperature that reliably preserves acidity, results in fine expressions of Pinot Noir that often receive tremendous critic and consumer praise alike, and are often in high demand.