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Ben Lomond Mountain
It offers a complex nose of dark berries, hints of mountain herbs, and a subtle undertone reminiscent of the earthy trails of the Santa Cruz Mountains. On the palate, expect a structured wine, with layers of blackcurrant, wild plum, and a touch of cocoa, underlined by firm tannins that promise good aging potential.
The Beauregard Ranch 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 1945 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
2017 was a roller coaster, to say the least. We faced sudden weather shifts which kept us on our toes. The grapes, however, slowly ripened through August, hinting at a wine that would have depth and nuance. But then came the unexpected heatwave around Labor Day, pushing temperatures up and putting us on high alert. Thanks to our seasoned team and some timely help from fellow farmers, we navigated those challenges and managed to pick the grapes at just the right moment.