Santa Cruz Mountains
The Coast Grade vineyard is located near Bonny Doon on a south-facing ridge less than 2 miles from
the Pacific Ocean. The vineyard is planted atop a small pocket of limestone soils, a very rare geological
formation for the Santa Cruz Mountains. Proximity to the ocean means the vineyard is typically
enveloped during morning hours in a blanket of dense, cooling fog. Afternoons turn warm, but never
hot because of the daily onshore ocean breezes. These climactic conditions bring brisk aromatics and
bright acidity to the wine. The limestone adds elegant structure and the potential for a cellarable,
long-lived Pinot Noir.