92 points Wine Enthusiast
This well-named project comes from a seaside vineyard that may get the last direct sunlight of the entire Central Coast, and the cool-climate aspects thrive. Aromas of dewy sagebrush, shaved pine and myrrh mix with mulberry and underripe raspberry on the nose. The mouthfeel is full while the flavors are tart with tangy cranberry cherry tomato and Kalamata olive, leaving the palate refreshed.
Vinous Reverie Notes
Winery: Our flagship Pinot and the wine that started it all. Extreme farming from the most coastal vineyard in California. Perfumed aromas of pomegranite, black tea, and snap pea are up front. Stem inclusion lends earthy spice as well as some grip. Within the larger San Luis Obispo County AVA lies the Derbyshire Vineyard. Located in San Simeon, the vineyard abuts Hearst Castle and is the closest vineyard to the Pacific Ocean to be commercially farmed. This location represents the ultimate in extreme cool climate viticulture.