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Big Basin Vineyards

Boulder Creek, CA USA

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  • 2018 Alfaro Family Vineyards Pinot Noir
    Santa Cruz Mountains
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    Alfaro Family Vineyard is a meticulously farmed hillside vineyard planted in Corralitos. The sun which bathes this south-facing slope is moderated by the cooling air and fog from the Monterey Bay, just a few miles away. This microclimate is ideal for producing Pinot in the New World which expresses transparency to the site and impeccable balance at naturally low alcohol levels. We used 100% whole clusters placed into a fermenter with absolutely nothing added to it. Once the wine finished malo-lactic fermentation in barrel, we added minimal sulfur to stabilize the wine.
    Suggested Retail Price: $60
  • 2018 Lester Family Vineyard Pinot Noir
    Santa Cruz Mountains
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    This Corralitos vineyard is located only three miles from the Monterey Bay is one of the cooler sites in California and produces Pinot Noir with remarkable finesse and perfumed aromatics reminiscent of the Old World. It has proven over the years to be one of our favorite places to source Pinot Noir as every year we get enough fog and cooling from the ocean to allow the grapes to ripen slowly. The net effect is great physiological ripeness at low sugar levels, along with well lignified stems. We believe these are essential to produce great Pinot. For this vintage we used 100% whole clusters placed into a fermenter with absolutely nothing added to it. Once the wine finished malo-lactic fermentation in barrel, we added minimal sulfur to stabilize the wine.
    Suggested Retail Price: $55
  • 2018 Old Corral Pinot Noir
    Santa Cruz Mountains
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    The Old Corral Pinot is sourced from our Certified Organic Estate Vineyard. Three blocks go into our Old Corral Pinot Noir. The first is the namesake Old Corral block. This rocky hillside slopes steeply to the South and East and is planted to the Swan selection. The steep South-facing Boulder and Rocky Blocks are planted to Mt. Eden selection. We chose to ferment with 100% whole clusters with only indigenous yeast. The quality of fruit from our estate vineyard is always among the best we see, and this year did not disappoint.
    Suggested Retail Price: $65
  • 2019 Coastview Vineyard Pinot Noir
    Gabilan Mountains, Monterey County
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    The Coastview Vineyard is planted in decomposed quartzite/granitic soils with veins of limestone at 2200 feet in the Gabilan Mountains. It is planted to cuttings of various Dijon-clones from the Alfaro Vineyard including 113, 114, 115, 667 and 777, plus some Pisoni and Swan selections.Our 2019 vintage includes all of these selections.
    Suggested Retail Price: $55

Description

Big Basin Vineyards is terraced into a steep hillside first planted to grapevines by French immigrants more than 100 years ago. Our estate and our carefully selected partner vineyards are all located at sites in the Santa Cruz and Gabilan Mountains that are as beautiful as they are exceptional for grape growing. Our mission is to create New World wines with Old World soul—wines that reveal the complex nuances of our vineyards. We farm organically and practice minimal-intervention winemaking with the goal of producing wines that transparently and authentically express site and variety.

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