The deep roots of these old vines add layers of minerality and complexity from the sparse gravelly loam soils. The Sleepy Hollow Vineyard’s unique terroir features rich, dark plum fruit characteristics and spiciness that dominate this luscious Pinot.
The Sleepy Hollow Vineyard, planted in 1973 in what is now known as the Santa Lucia Highlands Appellation
of Monterey County boasts some of the oldest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines in North America. The gentle east-facing slope of the vineyard is covered with Pacific Ocean fog every morning, leading to a very long growing season. Owned by Robert Talbott, these low
yielding vines receive exceptional care.
Deep, ruby red color. Initial aromas of cloves, cinnamon, cherries, and strawberries jump readily out of the glass. Upon aeration, the aromas
transition towards black pepper, mint, and anise. The complex aroma profile is balanced by intense fruit flavor from the palate, especially ripe cherries and oak spice. While the acidity is ample, the supple tannins and richness of these 30+ year old vines, make this Sleepy Hollow a classic wine which will age gracefully until 2018 - Bill Brosseau, Wine Director