Aequorea 2016 Seafarer
As always, Seafarer is the only vineyard blend Pinot Noir I produce, bringing together fruit from all my coastal sites. The goal is to create a wine that is more about overall texture and depth than individual site expression. Based largely around Greengate Ranch (Edna Valley) and Spanish Springs (Pismo Beach), with smaller amouts of Riven Rock (Cambria) and Derby (San Simeon). Fermented entirely with native yeasts, most lots with some stem inclusion or whole cluster for added spice. Aged 10 months in 30% new French oak.