2017 John Sebastiano Vineyard Pinot Noir
John Sebastiano Vineyard sits on the extreme northeastern edge of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, and as such, is in the warmer part of the valley. Situated on deep slopes facing west towards the Pacific Ocean, this relatively windy vineyard produces limited yields, resulting in concentrated flavors. This Pinot Noir is made from a combination of clones 777 and Mt. Eden and is fermented in small lots, punched-down by hand up to three times daily, and then barrel-aged in 50% new French oak for 18 months. Bottled in May 2019.