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.
2018 Pinot Noir, Donnachadh Vineyard, Sta. Rita Hills
Plum and notes of underbrush dominate the nose with hints of star anise. Juicy dark fruit lingers long and vibrant on the palate with a refreshing acidity holding everything together.
- 100% Donnachadh Vineyard
- 75 cases produced
- Clone/Rootstock: 100%-667/101-14
- Soils: Marina sand and Chamise shaly loam with clay
- Picked: 8/24/18
- 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