Vineyard: Kirk Williams

OwnerKirk Williams
AppellationSanta Lucia Highlands
StoryFormerly Fairview Road Ranch, this vineyard is cooled in the mornings by fog and winds from Monterey Bay in the afternoon.
Dates Planted2000
LocationSituated between Garys' Vineyard and Rosella's Vineyard
AspectGently sloped hillside within the thin strip of vineyards running north and south along River Road at an elevation of 200 feet.
SoilsDecomposed granite and gravelly loam.
VarietiesPinot Noir
Clones667, Pommard 4
ManagersKirk Williams

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2010 Coterie Cellars Kirk Williams Ranch Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 113 cases, $35. 50% each Pommard and 667. Aged 10 months sur lies in 50% new French oak barrels with minimal racking. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately dark reddish-purple in the glass. Scent of dark berry mash, black cherries and a whiff of espresso. Crisp, modest core of dark red and black fruits underlain with hints of coffee-scented oak. Balanced tannins and some length on the finish. Perfectly fine, but too much oak on board. No change the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Good. Reviewed February 27, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »