“Cold Heaven has a keen focus on cool climate Viognier. My tasting experiences from traveling yearly to the Condrieu region of France, copious tasting of California Viogniers, and experimentation with different vineyards and microclimates has led to my belief that Viognier that maintains a natural acidity is the best expression of the grape.”
This is our first foray into Pinot Noir since 2002, when our entire crop at Le Bon Climate vineyard was lost. The vineyard sits on the edge of the Santa Maria appellation and screams the spice and red berry fruits for which the region is so well known. Black pepper, Bing cherries, fraise de bois, dried rose petals, black tea all sewn up with the structure that is in classic Cold Heaven style. This wine is just a teaser for more great Pinot Noir to come.
Review Score: 91 Points