Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir & Syrah From Our Vineyard In The Sky
Muns Vineyard brushes the sky on a ridge above Monterey Bay at 2600 feet. This is the highest Pinot Noir vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains, a prime growing region for this luscious winegrape. We enjoy the coastal climate of the mountains, with fog lapping at our feet in the summer. The cool coastal breeze that blows off the fog and sunlight are perfect for growing premium Pinot Noir. Moderate days and cool nights, along with diligent personal attention in our 13-acre owner-operated vineyard, produces fruit with rich and complex flavors. We have blended Dijon clones 114, 115, 667 and 777 to provide a fruit-forward, complex and well-balanced wine.
Minimal intervention in the winery allows our unique terroir to shine. Barrel aging in 30% new oak for about 16 months adds soft tannins that accentuate, but not dominate, the beautiful fruit in this special wine. The wine drinks well now and is a delicious complement with food, and will bottle-age for years to come. Enjoy ‘heaven-in-a-bottle’ from our ridge top vineyard above the bay!
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What’s Happening in the Vineyard: Springtime and Budbreak
We have budbreak! We returned from 3 weeks in Burgundy to find that the vines are coming out of their winter dormancy and awakening to the warmer Spring weather. Budbreak typically occurs in our vineyard in mid-March. Now we just hope to make it through the next month or so without frost, which can happen (and often has) at our elevation.
We did the final pruning to two buds at each position along the cordon a few weeks ago. With budbreak all of this year’s new cane growth is starting.
The 2016 vintage is taking off!
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