I know when people say Burgundian in style it is super annoying, but what it means is the rather than being and fruit forward the wine is more earthy and dried fruit. Which is definitely true here. This is so complex and flavor forward with complexity and structure. Lavender, fig, dried cherries, and petrichor. This is an eating and thinking wine. 

The clones are Pommard and 115.  They are picked and processed separately. Destemmed and fermented on the skins for 14 days in open top fermenters and then aged in 40% new, 40% neutral, and 20% once used french oak barrels for 21 months. Bottled fined and unfiltered. 

2017 Presqu’ile Piro Pinot Noir


Presqi’ile Vineyard happens to be owned by Marc’s wife’s family. A friend of his from Marin was a hunting buddy with his wife’s dad and introduced him. Bonus for Marc- he got a great wife AND access to great fruit.

Presqu’ile is in the Santa Maria Valley, 16 miles from the Pacific Ocean and has deep sandy soils from ancient sand dunes. There are 73 acres of sustainably farmed vines on a 210 acre estate.

Well hello there.