Wine Maker Notes
Soledad in the orthen Salinas Valley.The northwestern section of Monterey County is Pinot Noir territory, from the ground up! A large corridor of ideal Pinot Noir soils run north to south, at the foot of the Santa Lucia Mountains, from Chualar down past Soledad. The alluvial ground – loam, sand, and cobbles, with outcroppings of limestone – is a major factor in producing excellent Pinot Noir with beautiful character and aromatics. Combine this geography with the climate of a warm, protected valley influenced by the cool marine air from Monterey Bay that sweeps down from the north through a wind tunnel, and this Pinot is truly in its element.