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: Summertime
Bloom started early June, then we had an early heat wave that seemed to speed the process along. Most of the clusters set as of mid-June and now, into the third week of July we are starting to see veraison. Ed and the crew will be netting the vines soon to protect the clusters from bird damage (which can promote rot). Each bag of netting is 1/4 mile long and each acre uses a mile of netting. (See the photos on this page.)
With all the rain we had this past winter (44″ between November and May), the vines are thriving!
The 2016 vintage is well along and looking excellent!
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