Drew Pinot Noir Faite de Mer Farm 2020

By Drew

Faîte De Mer Farm is located on the far western edge of the Mendocino Ridge appellation. At three miles from the pacific ocean, this site is the most westward vineyard in Mendocino County. The soils are ancient uplifted ocean floor, made up of decomposed sandstone mixed with gravelly materials that include shale and quartz and rounded river rocks from uplifted creek beds along with a small percentage of clay. These soils, the maritime climate coupled with the coastal forest surrounds are what defines this terrior. Lighter in weight and incredibly layered with savory wild raspberries, black truffles and coastal forest after a rain. After a bit of air in the glass the floral character starts to unfold. Proper acidity keeps the palate cleansed and wanting more. A very charismatic coastal Pinot Noir in a very ethereal package. Pair with roasted cauliflower soup or a simple roast chicken.