2010 Pinot Noir, Griva Vineyard
Found in the heart of the Arroyo Seco region, the seasonal creek runs directly through Griva Vineyard. The site encompasses land that was once riverbed and is a place where sandy, well-drained surface soil meets hard pan subsoil just below the surface. Add to those low yielding conditions, the large river rocks that litter the surface as well as howling wind and foggy mornings and you have an ideal location for the cultivation of distinct Pinot Noir grapes. Meticulously farmed by owner Michael Griva the vineyard is home to many different clones of Pinot Noir, including a “suitcase” clone said to be from “La Tache”.
Recommended - Schaefer on Wine, Santa Barbara News-Press, November 1, 2012, "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy": "This vineyard-designated wine is a serious and focused representation of Monterey County pinot noir. Raspberry and cream are the first aromatic impressions, followed by both black and red cherry along with hibiscus as well as other floral and earthy notes. On the palate, the dark fruit, like black cherry and plum, come through first, then the raspberry and red cherry deftly slide in on mid palate. It shows a pristine sense of balance all the way around as well as being moderately bodied with a pleasant upbeat fruit tartness on the finish." - Dennis Schaefer
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