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2018 Martin Ray Santa Cruz Pinot Noir
2018 Martin Ray Santa Cruz Pinot Noir

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Martin Ray
2018 Pinot Noir
, Coast Grade Vineyard
Santa Cruz Mountains

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Earthy notes of cherry bark, black raspberry, and cola nut, with touches of sweet clove and orange zest.  Fresh pomegranate juice with herbaceous notes of spearmint, evergreen and a subtle hint of lemon verbena, flanked by racy acidity, refined tannins and a subtle salinity. With more highly structured tannins than its Russian River Valley counterparts, this wine sets itself apart with a leaner core of focused acidity, earthy and raw herbaceous character and silky finish.

Savory balanced, silky layers with focused acidity.
Drink now or hold on to as many bottles as you can. You will be rewarded.


Located in the high stony slopes of the coastal side of the Santa Cruz Mountains in the heart of Bonny Doon. Attentively farmed by Jim Beauregard and his family, these are steep hillside vineyards that enjoy morning and evening fog from the San Francisco Bay.


From start to finish, 2018 was a very steady season, offering weather that was reminiscent of years prior to drought. Higher than average yields and excellent quality brought about a fruitful harvest beginning in late August.


Fermented separately in small open-top fermenters with gentle punch-downs. Maintained at moderate temperatures until dry, basket-pressed, and racked to 40% new French oak barrels for 14 months.

Vintage:  2018
Varietal Composition:  100% Pinot Noir
Vineyard:  Coast Grade Vineyard
Appellation:  Santa Cruz Mountains
Aging:  40% new French oak barrels for 14 months.
Brix:  23.7˚
pH:  3.72
TA:  0.55 g/100ml
Alcohol:  13.5%

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