2019 Migration Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir Drum Canyon Vineyard
Highlighting lush, layered flavors, bright acidity and impeccably balanced French oak, Migration is dedicated to crafting wines from the finest cool-climate winegrowing regions. Planted in 2003, and farmed by the Dierberg family, Drum Canyon Vineyard is located on the eastern edge of the famed Sta. Rita Hills winegrowing region, where cool, coastal breezes help to produce a beautifully structured Pinot Noir, with velvety tannins and pure notes of pomegranate, dark cherry and clove.
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Shaped by cooling winds off the Pacific Ocean, the 2019 Drum Canyon Pinot Noir is a luxuriously structured wine with silky tannins and voluptuous layers of dark berry fruit. On both the nose and palate, generous layers of blackberry and blueberry mingle with notes of pomegranate and wild sage, with French oak-inspired hints of vanilla and baking spices adding depth and complexity to the long, velvety finish.
On the Central Coast, cooler summer temperatures with no major heat events ensured a long growing season and abundant hangtime, leading to perfect ripeness and flavor development in the grapes. Lower-than-average yields and smaller berries resulted in incredibly rich and concentrated wines, with our Central Coast reds possessing amazing color, bright acids and deep, lush flavors, and our whites displaying beautiful brightness and sophisticated citrus and stone fruit layers.
Sta. Rita Hills
Drum Canyon Vineyard
0.69 g/100 ml
Aged 10 months in 100% French oak 40% new, 60% neutral
Open top small batch fermentation