Grape(s): Pinot Noir
Localization: San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
Tasting Notes: This year's Land of Saints comes from SLO, which just got its own AVA status. The nose shows a terrific mix of red and black fruits with dark cherry and raspberry kept in balance by some savory herb/ oak notes. The palate is just shy of moderate weight with good acid and a good presence of fruits balanced by savory spice notes.
The Domain: In the following centuries, over 70 of them left their name as a legacy to the land; as a result, Cornwall became affectionately known as the ‘Land of Saints. I’ve always loved the name, and on a more holistic view, I like the idea of a land filled with Saints… it would make for quite a place! After moving to California, I found a new Land of Saints (we counted 33 Sans and Santas). Golden, with open skies, and a friendship that will last a lifetime.”
The quote on the back label refers to an old Cornish saying (it sounds quite amazing when heard through Jason’s accent): What’s said of old, is said in truth. Applied to wine, this conveys our intentions to be true to where we are, and crafting honest expressions of this ancient golden land, in the year we find ourselves.”
"I’ve grown to appreciate working with varietals from both warm and cool climates, and I love that both of these viticultural areas offer such a vast range of styles. This is the beauty of the incredibly diverse place we call home: the Land of Saints.”