2014 Pinot Noir, Duvarita Vineyard
Duvarita vineyard is located in Santa Barbara County, west of the Sta. Rita Hills. The vineyard lies on gentle, south-facing slopes of almost pure sand. As of 2013, the vineyard has been farmed biodynamically. The low vigor soils, small canopy and a low fruit zone combine to make this one of the earliest ripening vineyards we farm. The small clusters here give wines that are lean and elegant, with terrific intensity, stony minerality, and a firm Pommard-like edge of red fruits, earth and herbs. The 2014 Duvarita Pinot Noir was aged for 18 months on the lees in French oak barrels, 10% new. Extremely Limited. Only 250 cases produced. The 2013 Duvarita Pinot received 93 points from Antonio Galloni and 92 from the Wine Advocate.