WARNING: Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/alcohol.
Ben Lomond Mountain
On the nose this wine shows developing fruit notes cranberry, raspberry, cherry, cherry blossom, vanilla and nutmeg. The palate is intensely concentrated showing sun dried raspberry, cherry and unripe plum skin laced with herbal notes of thyme, rosemary, sage and herbs d'provance. This continues into the finish where you get vanilla bean, slight mushroom notes, earthy underbrush that finish with cinnamon stick, shaved nutmeg and perfect acidity.
This vineyard site was part of an original 160 acre vineyard and apple orchard planted in the early 1900’s. The vineyard was abandoned during prohibition and then resurrected in 1949 when retired Sherrif’s deputy Amos Beauregard purchased the property. It sits at an elevation of 1700 to 1850 feet on a southwest facing slope. Monterey Bay marine influences combine with sandy loam soil to produce wines with minerality and striking acidity. Plantings: Four acres Pinot Noir, clones: Pommard, 667 & 115. One acre Chardonnay, clone 4. Three acres Zinfandel, clone Primitivo. Four acres Cabernet Sauvignon, Dijon clone.
48 cases produced. Aged 30 months