DRUM CANYON Sourced from the mid slope portion of the Drum Canyon Vineyard situated at the crossroads of Drum Canyon and Highway 246. Such vineyard loins are cherished as they meld the richer soil profiles of the upper hillsides along with the more sand based material below. Equal parts of California heritage selections Calera and Swan, fermented predominantly as whole clusters.
Only neutral barrels are employed. We strive for whole cluster fermentation. We farm with a focus of ripening the stems alongside the fruit, allowing the cluster to be in harmony. Working with the stems allows for wines that are structured, earthy and balanced with our beautiful Sta. Rita Hills fruit. We often use the analogy of roasting fish or meat on the bone, the bone offers complex flavors very different than taking it off of the bone to cook it.
All of the wines are produced with the intention of aging and cellaring for at least 10 years and can easily be enjoyed after 15 yrs.