Region: Edna Ranch, Edna Valley, San Luis Obispo County, CA
Pure garnet in color. Aromas of dark red fruit, black plum and tobacco join with the flavors of blackberry, cloves and candied apples. This wine offers a long finish with fresh acidity.
–Tasting Notes by Winemaker Kim Vance
- Color: medium garnet with orange specks
- Aromas: loganberry, plum, bakeshop spice, wood ash, mushroom, game
- Palate: black cherry, spice, elegant and juicy with subtle tannins and a lingering finish
–Tasting Notes by Cellar Angels
RegionEdna Valley AVA, San Luis Obispo County, CA
Aging PotentialReady to enjoy now with another 2-5 years of aging potential
Edna Ranch consists of six distinct sections, with 60 soil types and myriad microclimates encapsulating a remarkable spectrum of terroirs. Remnants of volcanic eruptions, fueled by clashing continental plates, share the landscape with calcium-rich sediments from tiny shells deposited on an ancient sea bed and estuary. Degraded granite meets tufa precipitated in a vanished sea. Heavy clay fills the valley floor while sandstone and clay loam cover the hillsides. Limestone - the Holy Grail for Pinot Noir – blankets the slopes of a knoll.
Combining these challenging, calcium-rich soil conditions and ancient seabed with the valley’s warm days and cool nights, you possess the ingredients for timeless and profound wines of diverse and distinctive character.
The Edna Valley AVA is one of four AVA's (American Viticultural Area) of the San Luis Obispo County in California's Central Coast. Located in the south-western corner of the county, it is one of the oldest wine producing regions, dating back to 1800s. Its rich winemaking history allowed it to develop world class Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, Grenache, Riesling and Viognier. The Edna Valley AVA was once covered by the Pacific Ocean, which now benefits from marine sediment and very fertile soil, further enriched by humus, loam and clay. The cooler climate and long growing season–one of the longest growing seasons in the state–offers ideal conditions for producing exceptionally balanced and complex Pinot Noir. The elevation ranges from 238 feet along the valley to double that closer to the base of the San Lucas Mountains, although the temperature stay moderate throughout, due to proximity to the ocean.
Aged 100% in a new French oak barrel for 11 months
Bottled unfined and unfiltered in August 2017
Release Date: March 2020