Vineyard and Region Information: The sun which bathes this south-facing slope is moderated by the cooling air and fog from the Monterey Bay, just a few miles away. This microclimate is ideal for producing Pinot in the New World which expresses transparency to the site and impeccable balance at naturally low alcohol levels.
Wine Notes: A mark of Pinot Noir that is really moving is the haunting perfume on the nose that can occur with an exceptional vineyard in a solid vintage. At this point, it is un-evolved, but the ingredients are there for extended cellar aging. One of the hallmarks of the Alfaro Vineyard is the supple texture and body the wines capable of expressing, along with a subtle baking spice element that intrigues on the finish.