2018 Pinot Noir Muns Vineyard, Santa Cruz Mountains



Our yearly Santa Cruz Mountains release of Pinot Noir under our “Appellation Series” has been one of our superstars since its incep- tion. In 2018, we again sourced the fruit from the Muns family’s highly- regarded vineyard in the Loma Prieta district of the SCM. Located literally on the San Andreas Fault on a ridge at 2,600 feet of elevation, the property is planted to the three main “Dijon” Pinot Noir clones on primarily clay loam and sandstone soils. It is a unique site that supplies exceptional Pinot Noir fruit.

Tasting Notes

Flowers, fruit, and herbs – our 2018 Sarah’s Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir is a fragrant garden in a glass. Distinct notes of perfumed rose and violets accent the ripe cherry and berry aromas and flavors. Running seamlessly through the wine is a bright streak of balancing, cold climate acidity. A light touch of vanillin-oak and mid-weight tannins give structure and a long finish. Drinking well already, the ’18 S.V. SCM PN from Muns Vineyard will reward a few years of patient cellaring. It should prove a perfect pairing with a wide variety of foods - think roast salmon or herbed chicken or a filet mignon wrapped in bacon.

Vineyard Sources

Appellation: Santa Cruz Mountains
Vineyard: Muns
Grower: Ed Muns

Technical Data

Alcohol: 14.2

Cooperage: French Oak, 33% New, 11 Months

Production: 528

2018 Pinot Noir Muns Vineyard, Santa Cruz Mountains