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The Donnachadh Vineyard (pronounced "done uh kah") is located in the heart of Sta. Rita Hills on Santa Rosa Road. This Pinot Noir is planted on a steep hillside block on marine-derived shale with high clay content, rock and cobble. Cool winds from the Pacific Ocean make for challenging conditions which results in smaller yields on this site.

2019 Pinot Noir, Donnachadh Vineyard, Sta. Rita Hills

  • Plum and notes of underbrush dominate the nose with hints of hard spice and graphite.  Juicy dark fruit lingers long and vibrant on the palate with a refreshing acidity holding everything together. 

    •  100% Donnachadh Vineyard
    •  60 cases produced
    •  Clone/Rootstock: 50%-667, 25% Pommard, 25% 115
    • Soils: Marina sand and Chamise shaly loam with clay
    •  Picked: 9/09/19
    •  5-7day cold soak, with  20% whole cluster
    •  17 days on the skins
    • Basket Pressed
    •  Neutral Oak
    •  No fining or filtration
    • Mostly gravity movements
    • True expression of vintage and site


    Alc. 13% | pH 3.60 | Total Acid: 5.9g/l

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