Donnachadh Vineyard is located in the rolling hills of Sta. Rita Hills of Santa Barbara County. The climate is dominated by the Pacific Ocean, which lies about 9 miles from the vineyard. Morning fog cools the grapes and consistent afternoon ocean breezes keep heat from building up over the course of the day.
We harvest from the high-altitude hillside blocks, which struggle significantly from ocean winds and porous soils, producing intense flavor profiles. The soil on this unique property is derived from marine shale deposits and features more clay, rocks, and cobbles. Overall, the hillside environment is quite challenging for the vines, limiting yields and producing grapes with exceptional finesse and distinct character.
100% French Oak (14% New)
Aged 18 months in barrel
100% Pinot Noir
Drink by: 5-15 years
Cherry, Black Cherry, Brandied Cherries, Native Chaparral, Purple Sage
Dark Cherry, Red Current, Cherry Cola, Cinnamon Spice, Baking Spices