2019 Ascona Single Vineyard Pinot Noir
As you head north east through the Santa Cruz Mountains, the vineyards gain elevation and become less influenced by fog and onshore winds from the Monterey Bay. The vineyards become significantly warmer in the afternoon hours of the day but also experience cooler night time temperatures on average. This shift in daily temperature plays a major roll in ripening the grapes with acidity and balance. Ascona Vineyard lies at 2500 ft of elevation at the summit of the Santa Cruz Mountains and is by far our highest Pinot Noir vineyard and our warmest Pinot Noir vineyard. Coupled with shallow top soils composed of vaquero sandstone, this Pinot Noir shows depth in fruit and structure with mineral components, mushroom and black tea flavors. 100% organic farming practices. 100% natural fermentation. 100% whole cluster fermented. 75 cases produced.