Stonewall Vineyard is nestled in the heart of the acclaimed Monterey appellation of the Santa Lucia Highlands. This 80 acre vineyard is planted specifically to Pinot Noir and is just feet away from some of the most famous Pinot Noir vineyards in California, Gary’s Vineyard, Sleepy Hollow Vineyard and Rosella’s Vineyard. At Stonewall Vineyard temperatures are moderated by fog until late morning. Afternoon breezes lead to a true cool climate for growing Pinot Noir on the Santa Lucia Highlands. Low vineyard yields, dense planting, well-drained soils, site-specific rootstock and clonal selections assure a concentrated, intense wine that reveals true typicity of fine Pinot Noir. The 2006 vintage is blended with the following clones: Pommard 4, Dijon 114 and Dijon 777. Early spring rainfall accompanied by moderate temperatures led to an even bud break and uniformity of growth in the 2006 vintage. The cooler summer temperatures and absence of rainfall in late spring encouraged a long and consistent growing season which is conducive to making exceptional Pinot Noir.
Appearance: Deep ruby red
Aroma: Elegant fruit complemented by soft notes of rose petals enhanced by dark berries and hints of oak.
Flavor: Ripe black cherry and plum accented by soft silky tannins. Spicy sweet oak lined with a nice lingering finish…