Santa Cruz Mountains
A hidden vineyard near the town of Aptos, a mere 4.5 miles from the Pacific. Pinot clones 115, 667, & 777 planted in the late 1990s. Soil is a deep colluvial fan of sand & calcareous marine deposits with excellent drainage. Exchange of fog/sun ensures proper vine respiration & very even ripening. Maritime climate necessitates extended hang times. Farmed by Prudy Foxx, aka "the Vine Whisperer."
mulberry, violet liqueur, crushed seashell
Italian plum, black tea, dried porcini
abalone, cod in miso broth, funghi pizza