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Trail Marker Saveria Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir 2015


  • Type : Wine
  • Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
  • Country/State: US-California
  • Region: Santa Cruz Mountains AVA
  • Winery: Trail Marker

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Winemaker’s Notes

We source fruit from small, responsibly farmed and passionately cared for vineyards from Mendocino to Santa Ynez and everywhere in between. Our winemaking style allows us to makes wines that are high acid, low alcohol — well balanced expressions of these excellent vineyards. We serve our wines at our table with great pride and think you will too.

Vineyard: The Saveria Vineyard is located only 6 miles from the Pacific Ocean, 700′ above sea level, just outside the town of Corralitos. This vineyard is farmed by famed Santa Cruz “Grape Whisperer” vineyard manager Prudy Foxx who has a knack for finding forgotten vineyards that have gone feral and organically bringing them back to life. An ideal temperature flux results from the constant morning and evening fog, producing delicate yet intense Pinot Noir. Planted to a mix of Clones 777, 115 and 667

Soil: Alluvial fan of sand and calcareous soil

Viticulture: Farmed using sustainable and organic methods

Vinification: Fermented using native yeasts and 66% whole cluster and pressed to once used French oak barrels

Aging: aged sur lie for 10 months in once used French oak

Notes: The wine is a perfect marriage of crisp red fruit and dusty earthiness. There is an intermingling of salinity and elegant red berry on the nose. While the translucent ruby color might suggest a watery wine, this is anything but the case: there’s a lovely sweet raspberry on the front end, followed by dusty cherry and bergamot tea on the mid-palate leading to a bright but long finish.

APPEARANCE: medium, translucent cranberry/garnet

AROMA: orange rind, anise, crushed rose petal, violet pastille & dried bing cherry

PALATE: candied fennel, sage, kamquat, dried strawberries & a strong mineral bent

FINISH: long and bright

ACID: high

BODY: light

ALCOHOL: 13.3%

AGE-ABILITY: 7-10 years

PRODUCTION: 75 cases

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