Country of Origin: USA, America
Region: Santa Barbara County
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
Style: Soft and Perfumed Red
On September 1st, the grapes were harvested at 22.0 brix. The grapes were cold-soaked for four days, with 1-3 punch-downs by hand per day. When the wine was dry, it was pressed and placed in French oak barrels (10% new) for 14 months before being racked and bottled unfiltered in February of 2018.
"Gavin Chanin is one of the most charismatic winemakers in Santa Barbara. He knows the area of Santa Barbara like the back of his hand and has fantastic contacts throughout the region that allow him access to not just the best vineyards but the best bits of the best vineyards. His love of the wines from Burgundy perhaps inspires his desire to make wines that exude freshness, precision, balance and complexity. He is not looking for instant gratification but subtlety and length and consequently he seeks out sites with stonier soils and less obvious exposure and then picks before the grapes become too rich."
Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate Aug 2012
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