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 red color. This Sleepy Hollow Pinot Noir has loads of strawberries, cloves, anise and black olive in the aroma profi le.These scents become more abundant in the palate, paired also with flavors of cherry and custard. Crisp acidity and lush tannin make for a richly styled Pinot Noir that is hard to pass up right now. One of our finest efforts to date from this 30+ year old vineyard. Drink now through 2014.