Highlighting lush, layered flavors, bright acidity and impeccably balanced French oak, Migration is dedicated to crafting wines from the finest cool-climate winegrowing regions. Located in the renowned Sta. Rita Hills AVA and grown on rolling hillsides cooled by wind and fog, our blocks of Peake Ranch produce a mesmerizing Pinot Noir with silky tannins, luxurious layers of boysenberry, blueberry and black cherry, and sophisticated hints of earthy minerality and savory spice.
Shaped by cooling wind and fog, this alluring Pinot Noir displays potent aromas of ripe red berries, as well as subtle hints of blueberry and purple sage. On the palate, supple, refined tannins and sophisticated hints of earth and savory spice frame the pure red berry flavors while carrying the wine to a lengthy fruit and white pepper finish.
The growing season kicked off with a January rain event that brought 50% of the region’s seasonal rainfall in under three days, followed by an extremely dry February and March, with cool temperatures delaying budbreak until mid-March in the Santa Lucia Highlands and Sta. Rita Hills. Summer brought mild temperatures, with cool mornings and abundant fog that helped lengthen the growing season, yielding grapes with great natural acidity and complex flavors. The mild weather continued until harvest, producing energetic white wines with beautiful tropical layers and refreshing minerality, and profoundly concentrated Pinot Noirs with lush layers of blue fruit and savory spice.
Sta. Rita Hills
Peake Ranch Vineyard
0.55 g/100 ml
Aged 10 months in 100% French oak 30% new, 70% neutral
All hand picked fruit, small lot open top fermentation, 4 days of cold soak, daily punch downs.