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Ben Lomond Mountain
Bald Mountain Vineyard
October 15th, 2012
50% New American Oak
In the glass: strawberry, rose petal, a smokiness & light violet
In the mouth: raspberry, red cherry, cranberry & a light earthiness
The Finish: spice, dust, balanced tannins & acid
Gold Medal - 12th Annual Pinot Noir Shoot (2013) and Beverage Tasting Institute 89 points
Bald Mountain Vineyard, located in Bonny Doon, is owned and farmed by Jim Beauregard. Planted in 1990, the 40 acre vineyard sits at an elevation of 920 to 1050 feet on a southwest facing slope. Monterey Bay marine influences combine with the rare white sandy Zayante soil to produces wines with minerality and striking acidity. Plantings: 33 acres Chardonnay Clone 4. Seven acres of Pinot Noir, clones of Pommard, 667 & Mt. Eden.
336 cases were produced. The fruit was de-stemmed to an open top tank where Native yeast took hold.