The Sierra Madre Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley is owned by Doug and Jan Circle. It sits at 215 ft. above sea level and consists of 155 acres, 91 of Chardonnay and 64 of Pinot Noir. It is the most northern and one of the western-most vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley, only 15 miles from the coast, and benefits greatly from its unique marine influence. It is also one of the few valleys in the state that run East/West as opposed to North/South. An exceptionally cool growing season encourages slow ripening over a long period of time, allowing for the development of structure and flavor intensity.
Deep red color. Dense aromas of chokecherry, strawberry, cloves, and violets jump out of the glass. Upon aeration, the nose of this wine becomes more engaging with a complex fusion of fruit, floral, and spice notes. Flavors of spice and fruit are intertwined with silky tannins and vibrant acidity. This wine ends with a long, multi-layered finish. Drink now through 2021.