CLI-102

Pinot Noir, ‘Saveria Vyd’, LIOCO

A hidden vineyard near the town of Aptos, a mere 4.5 miles from the Pacific. Pinot clones 115, 667, & 777 planted in the late 1990’s. Soil is a deep colluvial fan of sand & calcareous marine deposits with excellent drainage. Exchange of fog/sun ensures proper vine respiration & very even ripening. Maritime climate necessitates extended hang times. Farmed by Prudy Foxx, aka “the Vine Whisperer.”

Things are really grooving down at Saveria. Prudy Foxx aka “the Vine Whisperer” has the vineyard super dialed. Despite its close proximity to the Pacific Ocean and the omni-present fog that blankets that canyon all summer, we’ve yet to have any real issues with rot or mildew. This is about vigilantly farming a well-situated site. Last time I was in the vineyard, Prudy said “look up.” Just above us was the vortex where the fog was breaking apart and turning into blue sky. Prudy smiled and said proudly, “You see that? That is where you want to plant Pinot Noir—right on the edge of the fog line.”

Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
US
Region:
California
Appellation:
Santa Cruz Mountains
Variety:
Pinot Noir
Color:
Red
Case Pack:
6
Bottle Size:
750

Press & Reviews

Vinous Media

Score:
92
Date:
August 2017
Review:
The 2015 Pinot Noir Saveria Vineyard opens with exquisite aromatics. Resonant and linear in the glass, with terrific energy, the 2015 is very nicely balanced, even at this early stage. Pine, mint, forest floor and wild cherries are all beautifully delineated in the glass. The flavors really pulse with energy in a Pinot Noir endowed with lovely translucency.