The 2013 Coast Grade has a bright ruby red core with garnet and pink hues on the rim. The nose exhibits aromas of dried strawberries, wild raspberries, rose petal candy, exotic spices, wet moss, and black tea with a kiss of new oak. The palate is slightly more with flavors of tart cherry, cranberry, pomegranate and layers of spicy flavors of green tea and new french oak. This wine, just like the regular Santa Cruz Pinot Noir, needs time to integrate. Ideally wait until 2017 to drink.
(Drink 2017-2023 - 60 to 65F - Burgundy Stems)
Coast Grade Vineyard, located in Bonny Doon, California is owned and farmed by Jim Beauregard. Planted in 2008, the 17 acre vineyard sits at an elevation of 1,238 to 1,350 feet on a southwest facing slope. Monterey Bay influences combine with sandy loam soil and underlaying limestone to produce wines with minerality and striking acidity.