The appellation says Central Coast but the reality is that this wine comes mostly from Paul & Robin Slocum’s one acre vineyard deep in Pine Canyon above King City. About 80%. Now that I have four
vintages with his fruit, I’ve come to believe that he produces the fruit that I want in my Pinots.
Soft and giving with ridiculous aromatics. But if I label the wine “Slocum Vineyard”, he’ll ask for more money. Sorry Paul.
As for now, I still have access to a couple of small lot vineyards around the region to play
with, always looking for something that can add a pop of something that the wine needs on the
forepalate or back end. In this blend, the balance of the wine came from an amazingly unique vineyard deep in the Westside of Paso Robles called Orchid Hill.
This blend embodies everything I like in my Pinot Noir: suppleness, rich aromatics, and a wine you can pour over your partner’s nipples.