Madson, Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains, 2020, 750ml
Part of the new California winemaker wave, Madson is making terroir-driven wines from the Santa Cruz Mountain region. This Pinot Noir showcases the coastal climate of California - fresh red cherry fruit with a savory tomato leaf character. Delicious. Read more
SUB-REGION: Santa Cruz Mountains
VARIETY: Pinot Noir
FARMING: Organic, Aspirationally-Biodynamic
TERROIR: This Pinot Noir is a blend from many small vineyards that we farm around the Santa Cruz Mountains. These small vineyards are all grown among the Redwood trees, are all influenced by the cool Monterey Bay and are all planted on interesting soil types. These cool climate vineyards showcase a complex uniqueness and textural depth.
WINEMAKING: From year to year, this blend of Pinot Noir may differ in its exact vineyard source but it will always be a true Madson expression of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Our 2020 vintage is 100% whole cluster fermented. The fermentation began carbonic and we tasted the must to assess the maceration and evaluate extraction. This Pinot Noir is a glimpse into the cool coastal terroir of the Santa Cruz Mountains.