Vineyard and Region Information: The Ferarri Family Vineyard (formerly known as Woodruff) is a special vineyard site in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The vines were planted over 40 years ago making it one of the oldest vineyards in this area. The sandy loam soils have great drainage and the vines are 100% dry farmed. The vineyard is located in rolling hills of the Corralitos area at the Southern end of the Santa Cruz Mountains which are consistently cooled by fog moving in from Monterey Bay and often persisting through the late morning hours.
Vintage Notes: 2017 was an all around excellent vintage in the Santa Cruz Mountains. A good set in the Spring resulted in a healthy crop. The remainder of the vintage was moderate all the way through the harvest season. Minimal intervention in our winemaking and generous use of 100% whole clusters produced a wine that is expressive now, but will require at least two years in bottle to fully unwind and reveal it's true depth and weight.
Wine Notes: Hints of cola and baking spice are expressed on the nose of this Pinot. There is something signature in this vineyard, a distinct character that we see year in, year out that is both elegant, and yet rustic. This wine has softened substantially and it is my estimation that the trend will continue and in another three years this beauty will be singing. While delicious now, another year or two in bottle will allow the beauty of this wine to further unfurl.