Manchester Ridge
Manchester Ridge
Mendocino Ridge
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Appellation   Mendocino Ridge
Grower   Martin
Vineyard   Martin Mochizuki
Soil   Ornbaum, Weathered Bedrock
Clones   Dijon 777 and 115 Clones
Planted   2002
Production   151 Cases

Paradoxical in place, where only the brazen would plant Pinot Noir, perched on an extreme mountaintop in Mendocino’s ‘Islands of the Sky’ appellation at 2,200 feet above sea level planted in sandstone soils on the first ridgeline overlooking the blustery Pacific Ocean. Manchester Ridge has the longest hang time of all our sites, often harvested in late October, early November creating complexity of phenolics and intense flavors.

2019 Auteur Manchester Ridge Pinot Noir

Deep intoxicating aromatics with opulent brambleberry, wet slate, exotic spices, sandalwood, and golden chanterelle mushrooms. A bright palate of racy red fruits and rose petals layered into a harmonious finish. Classic ‘iron fist in velvet glove’. 

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