The name speaks for itself. Effortlessly bold, it captivates the senses with an inherent confidence that draws you in. Slightly mysterious, yet unexpectedly approachable, this robust red blend reveals new layers of depth and personality with each lingering sip. Learn moreShop now
Planted in well-draining shaly loam and rocky soils, our vines are naturally forced to struggle for survival. Deep beneath the ground, hidden from view, they put in the work – not for the applause, but for the vitality of the vine. The resulting wine showcases a strength of character grounded in fortitude and resiliency.
The east-west orientation of our vineyards combined with the unique surrounding terrain creates a distinctive microclimate. Warm, sun-soaked days are countered with day-to-night temperature swings of as much as 50 degrees – ideal conditions for fostering concentrated, balanced, and voluptuous wines.
Situated in a rugged valley flanked by the Santa Lucia Mountains to the west and the Gabilan Range to the east, our vines thrive undisturbed, perfectly shielded from the fury of Monterey’s trademark afternoon winds.