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Vineyard: Deer Park Ranch

AppellationSanta Cruz Mountains
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2007 Martin Alfaro Deer Park Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 450 cases, $33. This vineyard is owned by Dan Lester and managed by Prudy Foxx. Multiple clones are planted including 115, 667, 777, 37 (Mount Eden), 2A and 23 (Mariafeld). The closeness of the vineyard to Monterey Bay allows the grapes to attain full physiological ripeness without excessive Brix levels. · Very forward for a 2007 vintage wine. Attractive aromas and flavors of dark fruits tending toward the red spectrum with tasty spice. The tannins are fine and supple, the acidity is just right and the fruit lingers on an aromatic finish. Pinot Noirs from this vineyard have always appealed to me, perhaps because of the diverse clonal mix. Reviewed March 15, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Martin Alfaro Deer Park Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $33. 40% new oak for both Martin Alfaro wines. · A lot of Mt. Eden clone in this wine resulting in plenty of earthiness. There are appealing notes of cherries, cranberries and Xmas spice as well. The nose is quite funky with notable oak features. Reviewed September 10, 2007 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Domenico Deer Park Ranch Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

$35. This wine has won multiple medals in competitions including a Gold Medal at the Grand Harvest Awards. · A big, plush style for fruit freaks, but under control and very satisfying Reviewed April 1, 2007 WINERY » ARTICLE »