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Santa Cruz Mountains
The grapes were hand harvested at 22.8° Brix. During the fermentation 25% whole clusters were used and the rest was de-stemmed. Indigenous yeasts and bacteria carried out both primary and secondary fermentations. The wine was aged in 25% New French oak for 18 months. Note that relatively speaking 18 months in barrel is a long ageing time for pinot noir. Regan vineyard is in the cooler area of the SCM AVA which lends to a pinot noir with high acidity, extended barrel ageing is needed to calm the wine down and get it into a drinkable state of maturity. This wine is… Unfined. Unfiltered. Untampered.