This medium-bodied Pinot Noir hails from a unique vineyard less than a mile from the Pacific Ocean. The cool ocean fog mixed with bright sunny days produce an elegantly balanced cool-climate wine, with notes of ripe cherry, rhubard, and a little white pepper.
The Derbyshire Vineyard sits on the San Luis Obispo Coast, one of California’s newest AVAs. It's a throwback to extreme farming at the whim of the environment.
In more traditional growing regions, viticultural choices drastically impact fruit quality and yield. Out on the coast, though, those farming choices almost feel insignificant compared to the effect of the cool ocean air and variations in weather. During years of higher than average yields, like 2020, the result is a sophisticated wine that is a bit lighter in color and texture.
In other words, when you drink this wine, you’re really tasting the grapes as Mother Nature intended them.