2010 Pinot Noir "mon premier amour"


Sourced from my favorite vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley, this vineyard's personality and elegance is so unique it stands out from all others in the area.

In 1994, after drinking the '88 & '89 ZMW Pinots from this vineyard, I realized how unbelievably special the quality of fruit in Santa Barbara County was.

In 2009, I started sourcing fruit here after Mondavi sold it to a strawberry farmer.

100% Pommard clone aged for 36 months "sur lees" in 45% new French Oak barrels. Bottled unfined & unfiltered.

Decant 20-30 minutes. Serve between 58°-64°F

Only 127 cases produced.