Every once in a while nature provides the substance for a truly remarkable wine. "Larmes de Grappe," or "Tears of the Whole Cluster," is one such wine. Amazing”, Unbelievable, Mind-boggling and even “the best ever” were a few of the descriptions of the 2005 Pinot Noir harvest in Santa Barbara County. It produced this once-in-a-blue moon, extremely rich, deep berry and dark chocolate Pinot.
Situated in one of the Central Coast's most coveted appellations, the Sierra Madre Vineyard lies near the western edge of the Santa Maria Valley, in northern Santa Barbara County.
This is a deep, generous wine that keeps on giving. It shows complex cherry/berry fruit, earthy spice, bitter chocolate, and vanillin from aging in high quality French barrels. More than charming.
The Anderson Valley of Northern California has a cool, coastal climate perfect for growing Pinot Noir. This is a varietal sturdy wine, with plenty of depth.