Brooding but approachable with spicy cherry, violets and loamy earth on the nose. In the mouth the wine has a bright and supple texture that is followed by flavors of crushed raspberry and darker fruits, with smoky blackberry flavors, mineral and subtle hints of mocha toastiness. Soft, fine-grained tannins lead to a lengthy, clean finish.
Our vineyards are in the extreme western part of Santa Barbara County where our family has been farming for generations. The Cargasacchi Vineyard was planted in 1998 on the ranch just off Sweeney Road. It comprises twelve acres of Pinot Noir, all of which are clone 115.
The Sta.Rita Hills appellation and the region to its west represent an extreme area for winegrowing - a typical day starts with a marine layer of fog that... View More