My family has been raising Black Angus cattle and growing beans here for decades. Two of our ranches are now amazing locations for Pinot Noir, in some of the best Pinot areas of the country.
Coastal fog funnels up the valley through the afternoons and evenings of the long summers here, making it some of the coolest climate for Pinot Noir in California. The cool temperatures allow the fruit to hang for an extended period, ripening slowly, and producing deep, flavorful tannins.
-- Mark Cargasacchi